One of the most eagerly-anticipated new electric cars has been scratched from the US launch roadmap, it’s reported, with the Kia Soul EV apparently no longer coming to America. Announced in late 2018 alongside the third-generation Soul update, the 2020 Soul EV had already missed its original launch date for the US market. That, it seems, was only a precursor to worse news.
There were a number of good reasons why anticipation for the new Soul EV was high. The original car, though mediocre on range, had built a solid reputation for its affordability and practicality, with a dash of fun on the side. With the 2020 update, Kia was promising considerably more range: 243 miles, according to the EPA, from the 64 kWh battery.
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