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Published: Thy, 03rd Dec 2015 20:23:19 GMT
 

Kia Soul EV Germany Norway saga

Suspicion lurks that large chunk of electric Kia Souls registered as new in Germany end up on Norway’s roads

An investigation into Norway’s electric car buying patterns reveals that a suspiciously large and progressively growing number of electric Kia Souls (Soul EV) entering Norway’s roads for the first time this year are not new.

 Instead, a notably large number of Kia Soul EVs registered in Norway consist of second hand models.

AID obtained registration numbers illustrate the point. 

In the nine months to September this year some 630 Kia Soul EVs were first registered as new in Norway. 

Other Norwegian vehicle registration numbers (gronnbil.no) showing the total number of monthly electric car registration, regardless of whether these vehicles are new or second hand, reveal that during the same nine months spell a considerably larger number of electric Kia Souls first took to Norway’s streets
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