Electric vehicles are becoming more and more popular these days, and manufacturers are responding by pouring in the investment and releasing oodles of new models. As such, competition between EV’s is growing, and 2018 was no exception. But the question is, which of these machines is the “best”? To find out, we lined up the usual suspects up and looked at all the critical specs, including range-per-charge, battery capacity, charge times, interior space, interior tech, and more. Read on to see which EV came out on top!
KIA SOUL EV
If we gave an award to the electric vehicle with the most funky-fresh, box-tastic styling out there, the Kia Soul EV would have a whole case of ‘em. Offered as the automaker’s do-it-all battery-powered subcompact crossover, the Kia Soul EV comes with five doors for easy access to all the space inside, which includes 18.8 cubic feet of cargo room with the rear seats up, and 49.5 cubic feet of cargo room rear with the rear seats down. Five passengers are accommodated as well thanks to upwards of 97.1 cubic feet of passenger volume. Standout features include heating and ventilation for the front seats, plus leather upholstery, both of which are offered as an available option.
As for propulsion, the Kia Sould EV was upgraded for the 2018 model year with 11 percent greater battery capacity, now up to 40 Ah out of 42.36 Ah from the previous model’s 37.5 Ah.