Kia Soul EV running costs

The Soul EV is one of the most compelling financial prospects on the mainstream electric-car market

Insurance group Warranty Service interval 2019/20 company car tax cost (20%/40%)
TBC Seven years / 100,000 miles TBC TBC

The UK equipment, list price and associated costs for the Soul EV have yet to be confirmed, as it's not set to go on sale until the end of 2019, with first deliveries expected at the beginning of 2020.

Even so, if Kia can honour its predicted £30,000 list price (after the plug-in car grant is deducted) and fully loaded equipment list to shame even the top-spec Hyundai Kona and Kia e-Niro, then the Soul EV promises to be the best-value long-range electric car going.

Kia Soul EV insurance group

Insurance groups have also yet to be confirmed for the Soul EV, but it'll likely cost slightly more to insure than an equivalent small diesel or petrol SUV such as the Nissan Juke or Volkswagen T-Roc.

Warranty

Kia’s seven-year/100,000-mile warranty applies to all of its cars, including its electric offerings and their battery packs. Paint is covered for five years against corrosion.

Servicing

A servicing schedule for the Soul EV hasn’t been confirmed yet, but expect it to need attention every 10,000 miles or 12 months, as is the case for the e-Niro. That's a shame, since other electric cars including the Nissan Leaf benefit from much longer service intervals.

Road tax

Since it has zero tailpipe emissions, the pure-electric Soul EV is exempt from road tax, and will also enjoy free access to London’s Congestion Charge and ULEZ zones, not to mention low BiK company-car tax if you’re looking to get a Soul through your business.