It’s happening. Automakers are finally hitting the alternative fuel market in full force. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is joining the EV market, but automakers like Kia Motors have been on the upswing of hybrids and electric vehicles for years. As more companies join the new gold rush, there will be more variety and choices for the consumer, and less pollution for the environment. It’s a win-win, with plenty of benefits for both parties. Recently, AutoGuide took a look at the many electric vehicles out there, and named the Kia Soul EV and Chevrolet Bolt EV as two of the vehicles consumers should consider if looking into an all-electric vehicle.
Kia Motors has many hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric vehicle (EV) choices, and the lineup of such vehicles is growing. Just the other day, WardsAuto heralded Kia Motors for EV technology and hybrid options. The 2018 Kia Soul EV comes in two trims, EV and EV+, and both are run by a permanent magnet AC synchronous electric motor with regenerative braking, powered by a 30 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery system with a 6.6kW on-board charger. With the ability to seat five people, and an all-electric range of 0-111 miles (emissions free), this is the perfect carpool vehicle.
Just because the Kia Soul EV is an electric vehicle doesn’t mean Kia skipped on the creature comforts. The 2018 Kia Soul EV comes standard with bio fabric seating trim, but the EV+ comes with leather upholstery; heated front seats and automatic climate control are standard on both trims, but ventilated seats are reserved for the EV+. For technology and entertainment, UVO eco with Navigation on an 8-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capabilities can be found on both trims.
The 2018 Kia Soul EV has a starting MSRP of $33,950*.
It’s not uncommon for Kia and Chevrolet to find their way onto a list together. U.S. News & World Report recently named Kia and Chevrolet vehicles on their list for the “Quietest Cars in 2018”. In terms of hybrid and electric vehicles, an EV that has also been making some noise is the Chevy Bolt EV. Also available in two trims, LT and Premier, both vehicles are powered by a 60 kWh lithium-ion battery with a 7.2 kW high-voltage on-board charger and an electric drive unit with regenerative braking. Most outstanding is its range, a total of 238 miles, give or take a little extra distance with that regenerative braking.
Chevrolet gives the Bolt EV its own assortment of amenities, such as the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system on a 10.2-inch color touchscreen, able to provide Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capabilities, along with Bluetooth streaming audio. The standard is a six-speaker system, but the Premier trim can opt-in for a Bose premium 7-speaker sound system. Go the distance and protect the environment in this electric vehicle.
The 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV has a starting MSRP of $37,495*.
These are just some of the alternative fuel options a consumer can find on the lot today. Interested in your own alternative fuel vehicle? Find the Chevrolet Bolt EV, Kia Soul EV, or any other option at Miami Lakes Automall.
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