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by Omar
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Used soul 65 mile round trip
Replies: 6
Views: 743

Re: Used soul 65 mile round trip

Hello, The car can make it even in winter. When my 2015 car had a good battery it could travel like 90 miles in the very cold days in winter with climate control on. But that is not the point. With this driving range, you will use most of your battery capacity in many days, this way your battery wil...
by Omar
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Which Electric car battery is the most durable ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2072

Re: Which Electric car battery is the most durable ?

I checked yesterday with some repair shops. Currently available are: 1. BMW i3 pack, 24 KWh. Price: 4,100 $. SOH 95% 2. BMW i3 pack, 33 KWh. Price: 5,700 $. SOH 100% 3. 36 KWh pack assembled of I-pace and Chevy Bolt cells. Warrantied for 1 year and 75% degradation. Price: 5,400 $ 4. 24 KWh pack asse...
by Omar
Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Which Electric car battery is the most durable ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2072

Re: Which Electric car battery is the most durable ?

I'm not sure exactly what you're asking.. Are you looking to get a new vehicle and are asking which one on the list is best, or are you just buying the battery and somehow installing it in your existing car? Here there are few shops who can fit almost any battery to your car, they modify the hardwa...
by Omar
Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Which Electric car battery is the most durable ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2072

Which Electric car battery is the most durable ?

Dear Friends, My car battery is getting worse. So I will have to replace it in a month. There are several options in the market here, but I do not know which one to select. So if you have any information about which cars have the most durable batteries then please advise. My car is Kia Soul EV+ MY 2...
by Omar
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Sudden range reduction caused by new tires?
Replies: 4
Views: 3990

Re: Sudden range reduction caused by new tires?

Normally the tires can not make more than 5% difference. even if you choose a little wider tires. There must be another factor
by Omar
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Electric Car Sales in Your Country
Replies: 2
Views: 3261

Electric Car Sales in Your Country

Hello, I opened this topic in order to explore the status of the electric cars popularity in each country. So please, take some time and write about the spread of electric cars. In my country (Jordan - middle east), most of the electric cars are imports from California, other states in the US, and S...
by Omar
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery Ageing Model
Replies: 491
Views: 371329

Re: Battery Ageing Model

Totally 370 $$ Each cell is sold for 57$, Labor charge is 142$ The cells are used ones, but of excellent SOH, the shop got them from a wrecked Soul EV with less than 15,000 Km ODO meter. I know a guy who did the same 8 months ago, and his car is still fine, it travels around 175 km's on a full charge.
by Omar
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery Ageing Model
Replies: 491
Views: 371329

Re: Battery Ageing Model

Car: Kia Soul EV+ 2015, Imported from California USA. I have mentioned my car battery status a few months ago in this topic. Previously the degradation stopped during winter, the SOH showed even an improvement from 59.9% to 63.4%. But once the summer started, the degradation accelerated. It went dow...
by Omar
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Options to deal with degraded battteries other than warranty
Replies: 5
Views: 3673

Re: Options to deal with degraded battteries other than warranty

Yesterday, I took my car to an electric car repair center, 4 cells were replaced. I still do not know the results of this repair as the BMS needs a few trips to recalculate the correct range and battery health. Before the replacement, the car was showing 58 miles on full charge on the dash. However,...
by Omar
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Options to deal with degraded battteries other than warranty
Replies: 5
Views: 3673

Options to deal with degraded battteries other than warranty

Hello everyone, I am writing this post to share with everyone some of the repairs that people in my country (Jordan - middle east) use to change or repair the main battery. 1. Many mechanics install other car batteries to the Soul EV, Nissan leaf 22 KWh batteries are widely used, while others use BM...

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