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2018 Kia Soul EV gets bigger battery, range boost from 93 to 111 miles

John Voelcker Jan 9, 2018 Follow John Add to circle 2017 Kia Soul EV Enlarge Photo Updates to conventional cars come in a predictable pattern. Once a new model is launched, it gets only minor tweaks to features, prices, and paint colors for two or three years. Then in the third or fourth year, it gets what the industry calls a "mid-cycle refresh": some updated sheetmetal, perhaps a redesigned dashboard, and other more visible changes. DON'T MISS: Kia Niro EV concept at CES: 238 miles of range from 64-kwh battery That version lasts for another two or three years, then an entirely new generation is launched. Rinse and repeat, for years and decades. But the pace of improvement in lithium-ion battery cells—roughly 7 percent a year—makes that cycle somewhat irrelevant, as makers are learning. Which brings us to the 2018 Kia Soul EV, which has a higher-capacity battery (30 kilow...

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