Kia Soul EV 27kWh Titanium 2015, Mark R – EV Owner Review

Kia Soul EV 27kWh Titanium 2015, Mark R - EV Owner Review

What first name would you like to appear in the review? 
Mark R

 

What is the make and model of your EV?
Kia Soul EV 27kWh Titanium

 

What year was your EV registered?
2015

 

How long have you owned your EV?
0 – 1 year

 

What is the mileage on your EV?
70,000 – 80,000 miles

 

How many EVs have you owned?
This is my 2nd

 

What is the average mileage range you achieve from your EV when fully charged?
95

 

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Why did you choose this car?
I liked the look of it.

 

Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this car.

  • Feels fairly modern even though it’s older
  • Easy handling.
  • Fast charging on rapids.

 

Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this car.

  • Type 1 and CHAdeMO ports – would have preferred the newer and standard type 2 and CCS
  • Performance in cold seems to drop
  • The wheels are not the nicest looking.

 

Surprise us! Tell us something surprising about this car?
Can get the sat nav system updated to handle Android Auto and Apple Car Play. A lot of others around this age don’t have that.

 

What car are you interested in next and why?
VW e-Golf or the newer Kia Soul, more range and nicer looking.

 

What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Currently stuck with a standard 3pin socket. Wouldn’t recommend but it’s useable.

 

What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Standard tariff on Octopus. Would preferably go with Octopus Go where it’s cheaper at night.

 

What public charging networks do you use? Would you recommend them to others and why?
Instavolt and Pod Point – simple and easy to use.

 

Who do you insure your EV with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
Hastings Direct as is it was the cheapest.

 

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