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Kia announce expansion on network

Discussion in 'General Kia EV Discussion' started by Mercedes 350e, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. planetf1

    planetf1 Well-Known Member

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    132 miles on a charge. Yeah, right... Ugh #NEDC #fail
     
  2. Brads

    Brads Well-Known Member

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    I saw 4.8miles/kW yesterday on my commute so should have been able to manage 27*4.8 = 130 miles on a charge so 132 miles would be feasible.
     
  3. PHunter

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    Current dealer list is now as attached. EV dealers.jpg
     
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    Popped into Howards (Nissan) Weston super mare for a charge yesterday and went next door (Kia) for a chat about the possibility of a local dealer becoming set up for EV and they are very soon ! , As soon as it happens I will confirm.
     
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  5. GreyDad

    GreyDad Well-Known Member Speak EV Supporter

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    That's interesting - the nearest one round here otherwise is Exeter.
     
  6. PHunter

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  8. Electric Van Man

    Electric Van Man Active Member

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    Do all Kia Dealers have EV charging points?
    I have seen the point at TMS Hinckley in Leicestershire, but this is currently not located on Zap Map or Polar Net work (it's a Chargemaster type 2 post)
     
  9. PHunter

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    All Kia dealers and repairers are now required to have charger, tools and training to support PHEV and EV. Only a subset sell Soul EV, though all can sell Optima PHEV I think.
     
  10. Electric Van Man

    Electric Van Man Active Member

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    Will these charge points be on a net work like Polar? Will they be open to all EV users??
     
  11. PHunter

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    I haven't heard of any brand policy on that - I expect it would be up to the location. I suppose the chargers are primarily for the business to use? Maybe if any Kia dealer staff read this they can comment for their own site?
     
  12. dave_s13

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    I'm a bit worried now.

    I've ordered a Soul EV through a work based salary sacrafice scheme. I live in Leeds but the car is coming from KIA bolton. When it needs servicing does this mean I have to get the car over to Bolton? Sod that!!!
     
  13. BlackLeaf

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    It's not the longest list of dealers in the world, is it?

    Kia have only just launched their PHEV so I guess there is hope for more dealers to be added.
     
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    Jack Moderator

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    York an option?
     
  15. dave_s13

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    Not really. I've emailed the lease company, and kia Bolton to check. To be honest it could mean me cancelling, which I really don't want to do. Technically I can't cancel now without incurring costs but this is a curveball I'd be surprised to see covered in the terms & conditions so I'll just have to see what they say.

    May be they can let me drop the car at kia Leeds, let them sort out getting it to wherever and then back again. I won't mind if it takes a few days, it's just if they will. We shall see.
     
  16. srichards

    srichards Well-Known Member Speak EV Supporter

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    Is triangle chesterfield too far away as well?

    Crewe Kia is supppsedly an EV specialist but they're not on the list.
     
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    Anywhere that's not Leeds is too far away to be honest.
     
  18. srichards

    srichards Well-Known Member Speak EV Supporter

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    They only need annual servicing so I'd think by the time you needed it the Leeds Kia specialists would be fine.

    I'd also think Kia Bolton would probably arrange pick up and drop off if you were stuck if there was nowhere else either.
     
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    I hope so mate.......I really want the car!
     
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    How much is the Soul to lease if you don't mind me asking? I'm wondering how it compares with the "sister" (more like cousin thrice removed) Hyundai ioniq ... which is eye watering.
     
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