Kia Soul EV gets $33,700 price tag

Kia\'s EV commands premium over Leaf, but offers a few extra miles of range.

Kia has finally announced pricing details for its Soul EV, which will command $34,495 (including $795 freight) in the US market.

The MSRP is nearly $4,000 higher than the Nissan Leaf, however the Soul EV promises an extra nine miles of range -- running out of power at 93 miles, according to EPA estimates.

Kia's electrified hatchback is powered by a single 81.4-kilowatt electric motor, producing 109 horsepower and 210 lb-ft of torque. Drivers can expect to get up to 60 mph from a standstill in less than 12 seconds, with a top speed around 90 mph.

The Korean automaker has been busy installing a fast-charger network in California, allowing drivers to charge a depleted battery up to 80 percent in 33 minutes. The system is not as fast as a Tesla Supercharger, but drivers can still add an extra 64-80 miles of range in just a half hour.

The Soul EV is scheduled to arrive in showrooms this fall.

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