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 2020/21 company-car tax cost (20%/40%)
34 7yrs / 100,000 miles 1yr / 10,000 miles £0

Kia Soul EV insurance group

The Kia Soul EV has been confirmed as sitting in insurance group 34, making it a little more expensive to cover than you average internal-combustion-engined family SUV.

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

The servicing schedule for the Soul EV sees it needing 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 zone until 2025, not to mention zero company-car tax beginning in April 2020.