Fireball drives the 2015 KIA SOUL EV for a week… Wait, did you hear that?


I doubt it… This is an electric car and one helluva fun ride…

A week in this Caribbean Blue 2015 KIA SOUL EV went by way too fast. I’m not sure what it is, but when you drive an EV, you just want to go everywhere quick. Maybe it’s because you can’t actually believe that you’re in an electric car or you’re convinced that if you hammer it home, you’ll actually hear something other than wind noise. But… you don’t. And it’s just plain fun… again.


I like the design of the car. It’s simple, boxy, funky and young looking. I got about a 92mile charge and for Malibu, that’s pretty much driving all day and coming back with about 40 miles left. But again, it’s fun and you want everyone to know that you’re driving it. “Hey, did you know this is an EV? Check it out!”

The car is about $36K, so it’s not for the empty pocket crowd and students, unless Dad’s gonna pony up the dough, but it is for the 20somethings that are doing their thing and greenen the planet while they do. Tons of room if you want to camp… close by. Tons of seats for your friends to go with you to Concerts… close by, and enough doodads and doohickies inside to keep you totally distracted. But don’t be, otherwise you’ll end up in the pokie and not be driving your EV. Up to you, though.

Ooo, it’ so cute you’re gonna wanna let it sleep in your bed with you.



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ALL NEW EPISODE! Fireball grabs the Mitsubishi iMiev with Matt Farah!

Ok, so Mitsubishi has an electric car called the iMiev. Although, not sure how to pronounce it, it’s a fun little car that I decided to bring to my buddy, performance car star and enthusiast MATT FARAH. Check out Matt’s site THE SMOKING TIRE, but watch the episode for some hysterical conversation about this car and be rest assured, it’s one of the best electrics out there.

When the cool doods and doodettes of Mitsubishi sent me this zero emissioned wonder… I had my doubts, but after a few days of tooling around Malibu up and down PCH, I began to try and think of ideas so as not to have to send it back. And although a $34K price tag seemed way out of the ballpark, it was settling to hear that this 112MPGe Raspberry Metallic lil’ rocket comes with a $7500 tax credit. Although, the base model is around $29K. So you could snag one for about $21K, and that’s pretty good if my math is right. And if you realize that you save $10K over five years in fuel costs, it makes a lot of sense for someone looking for a city car.

But instead of writing a whole book on this zipper, just watch the funny episode with Matt and I. The bottom line is that this car is fun, it’s got cool cup holders and awesome stereo/NAV that just makes people smile… even if this one did resemble an eggplant.