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by CanadianLurker
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Kia Soul EV winter weather.
Replies: 7
Views: 1048

Re: Kia Soul EV winter weather.

Question - can we also set things up so that either front and/or rear defrost kick in 30 minutes before departure too? Or are we only able to set the timer and the temperature? Manual isn't very clear and I suspect that the answer is no - but I'm hoping there's something I missed that would allow t...
by CanadianLurker
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Kia Soul EV winter weather.
Replies: 7
Views: 1048

Re: Kia Soul EV winter weather.

Question - can we also set things up so that either front and/or rear defrost kick in 30 minutes before departure too? Or are we only able to set the timer and the temperature? Manual isn't very clear and I suspect that the answer is no - but I'm hoping there's something I missed that would allow t...
by CanadianLurker
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Kia Soul EV winter weather.
Replies: 7
Views: 1048

Re: Kia Soul EV winter weather.

Kind of sucks that you can't preheat unless your charging. Indeed. I can see it being a big battery drain for somebody like OP, but would be nice to have the option. I was looking at a M-B GLE 550e and battery permitting it would let the timer pre-heat even if not charged. But it's also a hybrid so...
by CanadianLurker
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Kia Soul EV winter weather.
Replies: 7
Views: 1048

Re: Kia Soul EV winter weather.

I'm in Ottawa, Canada and have a similar setup where I can preheat at home with my home charger but we have no charging facilities at all at work. The Soul EV works fine in these conditions, it warms up a lot faster than a car with an ICE, but you do lose range - up to 1/3 on the very coldest days....
by CanadianLurker
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Navigation Maps Update
Replies: 4
Views: 1905

Re: Navigation Maps Update

hows the update any visual changes other then map points list? Nothing major. They claim they made the map visual a little better by adding contrast so that streets stand out better. Can't say it looks much different frankly, but does seem like it may be a bit better. Certainly not worth it IMHO fo...
by CanadianLurker
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Navigation Maps Update
Replies: 4
Views: 1905

Re: Navigation Maps Update

I just did the map update to 12.5 for North America last weekend. The process includes entering the vehicle's VIN and the Device ID Number for the head unit installed in the vehicle. From that, I'd assume that it's only going to work in one vehicle. If you copy everything over to a second SD card an...
by CanadianLurker
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Charge Port Lock
Replies: 7
Views: 3755

Re: Charge Port Lock

Hi there...do we know for sure that this method will work? I am picking up a 2018 Soul EV on Saturday and the dealership next to my work is letting me charge there during the day but only if I'm able to leave the charger unlocked. It appears however once you lock the car that the lock mechanism sta...
by CanadianLurker
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Need help with this decision, please?
Replies: 14
Views: 4029

Re: Need help with this decision, please?

Indeed, in Canada we get the Battery Heater as standard equipment. On the other hand, the Heat Pump is only available on the "Luxury" trim which includes the a number of other extras over the Base model. I'm sure that's why this one has it - it's the + model (US version of luxury trim, I ...
by CanadianLurker
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Need help with this decision, please?
Replies: 14
Views: 4029

Re: Need help with this decision, please?

... AZ and CA vehicles are not equipped for our frozen tundra,... Yes. I think your winter is probably like Quebec. Here's what you will see on cold mornings, if the battery heater hasn't been working. Current Temp - 19C but the nighttime minimum was -23C. The battery is still -22C. Range down to 6...
by CanadianLurker
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Need help with this decision, please?
Replies: 14
Views: 4029

Re: Need help with this decision, please?

- The battery heater is not something you can add afterwards. You either have it or you don't. Cars sent to California don't have it. Cars sent to Canada or the NE USA do. Make sure you ask very clearly and specifically, because the technicians are unlikely to know what it is. It is an electrical p...

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