2016 KIA Soul EV ERG Overview

Emergency Response Guide

The information below is taken from the Emergency Response Guide supplied by KIA for he Soul EV.  This post is a quick look at the information that is pertinent to first responders.

Body Structure

The 2016 KIA Soul EV has a body structure with Ultra-High Strength Steel in the B-Pillar.  High strength steel throughout the remaining structure.

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The immobilization steps for the KIA Soul mirror most EV vehicles.  Chock the wheels, set the parking brake, and place the transmission in Park.  The KIA Soul EV has a virtual sound of engine but that maybe damaged during a crash.  Also keep that in mind if you hear it, it is still an EV vehicle.

Start-Stop-System-ExtricationThe “POWER” START/STOP Button is located on the center console in front of the transmission selector. Take a quick look at the table on the left about shuting down the vehicle with the START/Stop button.


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Per the KIA Soul EV Emergency Response Guide the drain time of the electrical system is 3 minutes or longer.

Make sure the vehicle ignition switch is turned off, disconnect the negative cable from the 12V auxiliary battery, and recommended wait at least 3 minutes or longer to allow the system to deactivate.

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