2015 Kia Soul EV: 2014 Chicago Auto Show
Why the 2015 Kia Soul EV Matters:
Kia unveils its first all-electric car in the form of its popular Soul. The completely new 2015 Kia Soul EV keeps all that is good about the existing Soul and redesigns enough physical and technological changes to morph it into at least one of the best looking totally electric cars around. Although none of the key features necessarily best the Nissan LEAF, this vehicle goes a long way toward repairing Kia's tainted reputation for using highly toxic glues and materials in the past. In fact, the Soul EV has the distinction of being the first automotive vehicle to receive an approval by the UL - a group of scientists that was once called the Underwriters Laboratory - for its use of more than 20 bio-friendly materials used to create the interior of the vehicle.