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Kia bringing Soul EV to five more states

The battery-powered Soul will be available in Georgia by Q2, before shipping to Oregon, Washington, Texas and Hawaii by June.

Kia is preparing to expand Soul EV availability into five new states in the coming months.

The battery-powered Soul will arrive in Georgia dealerships sometime in the second quarter, before shipping in June to Oregon, Washington, Texas and Hawaii.

The EV was initially available only in California, following a Kia-led buildout of 50 kW fast chargers around the state. The company has been working to install charging stations at franchise locations in the additional states, complementing a combined third-party network of more than 1,800 charging stations.

"With the level of demand and supporting infrastructure in the state, California was a natural place to start, but we've been carefully studying other markets," said KMA product-planning VP Orth Hedrick. "Between consumer reaction to the Soul EV and growing infrastructure programs in these five states, this is a logical - and exciting - next step in our rollout plan."

The Soul EV fetches $34,495 (including $795 freight, excluding government incentives) in the US, providing 93 miles of EPA-estimated driving range.

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