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Kia Soul EV Named MotorWeek’s Best Eco-Friendly Vehicle

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Kia Hamster Displays Soul EV, Charger, and Her Own Shapely Figure

The 2015 Kia Soul EV, seen here being charged by a hamster

The 2015 Kia Soul EV crossover has been awarded the title of Best Eco-Friendly Vehicle at the 34th annual MotorWeek Driver’s Choice Awards. The editors of MotorWeek—television’s longest-running automotive program, which airs on PBS—chose the Soul EV due to its electrifying combination of style, practicality, and efficiency.

“The Kia Soul EV is the perfect EV. It is totally practical with plenty of room for adults and everyday cargo,” said John Davis, host and executive producer of MotorWeek.  “It has more power and range compared to other affordable all-electric vehicles. Plus, its funky style makes driving the Kia Soul EV really cool.”

“As the centerpiece of Kia’s Clean Mobility program, the Soul EV has the best range in its segment, EPA estimated at 93 miles, and it’s been recognized by Underwriters Laboratories for its use of bio-based materials,” said Orth Hedrick, Kia Motors America’s vice president of product planning.  “MotorWeek’s Best Eco-Friendly Vehicle award is a great honor from a respected source and a powerful endorsement of the Soul EV’s unique blend of range, utility, style and value.”

MotorWeek also honored the 2015 Nissan Murano (Best Small Utility Vehicle), the 2015 Dodge Charger (Best Sports Sedan), and the Alfa Romeo 4C (Best Performance Car) as part of this year’s Driver’s Choice Awards.