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by Omar
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery Ageing Model
Replies: 460
Views: 178973

Re: Battery Ageing Model

Updating the status of my battery, now SOH has dropped to 62%, with the temperature drop in December its range is down to 115 Km. (It was like 145 km last winter). While my daily commute is sometimes 78 km while other times 98 km, So I decided to replace 4 - 5 cells, I called one famous mechanic her...
by Omar
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery Ageing Model
Replies: 460
Views: 178973

Re: Battery Ageing Model

Also here in Jordan it is clear!. The Soul EV's here are mostly imported from the US, few are from South Korea. Most of the ones that are standing for sale now, specially 2015 & 2016 models, have degraded batteries. They have a range similar to mine (around 82 miles GOM reading at 100%) or less!...
by Omar
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery Ageing Model
Replies: 460
Views: 178973

Re: Battery Ageing Model

This morning, I checked my battery cell map before I started driving. It was surprising to me that most of the cells charged up to 4.06V only. The bad cell was at 4.18V. (the car shows 100% charge). in a new battery they must reach 4.14/4.16 V. Recently they were reaching 4.10V. So what was differen...
by Omar
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery Ageing Model
Replies: 460
Views: 178973

Re: Battery Ageing Model

Why does the BMS suddenly notices the battery performance change? 1. It can happen if some kind of resetting happens to your BMS. It happened with me after I disconnected the 12 volts battery for 8 hours in order to fix an issue with the clock! 2. If your battery charge is regularly in the middle ra...
by Omar
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery Ageing Model
Replies: 460
Views: 178973

Re: Battery Ageing Model

First to update you on my car. The battery seems like recovering some range gradually!, now its consumption is back at around 39% per my daily commute (last year it was 37%, 2 weeks ago it was 43 - 45%). But max deterioration, min deterioration and SOH still read the same. (4.4%, 43.8%, 64.7% respec...
by Omar
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery Ageing Model
Replies: 460
Views: 178973

Re: Battery Ageing Model

Thanks for your explanation, Now my SOH dropped to 64.7%. I do not know if the warranty covers my KIA, the car is imported from USA-California, I do not think that KIA middle east will accept a warranty claim. The max and min deterioration are 43.8% and 4.4% respectively (big gap !!). I monitored th...
by Omar
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery Ageing Model
Replies: 460
Views: 178973

Re: Battery Ageing Model

I already did, it shows 69% !
But I am using the Soul Spy Lite, the free version. Is this figure reliable ?!

and how could that big drop happen in a month ?! I used for a 15 months and it was performing fine.
by Omar
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery Ageing Model
Replies: 460
Views: 178973

Re: Battery Ageing Model

Hi everyone, I have a Kia Soul EV+ 2015, I bought 16 months ago, my current ODO meter reading is 72,000 Km. Last year the car was consistently delivering 200 Km range. in the summer this year I noticed a small decline, it became like 190 Km, but it was consistent. In this month I started to notice s...
by Omar
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Bad battery?
Replies: 9
Views: 4243

Re: Bad battery?

I am surprised at the very high cost of battery replacement. Here in Jordan there are few mechanical shops now which will do that for less than 5000$ !. But it is not a new Kia Soul battery. I found a one who sold a battery from a wrecked Soul (with ODO meter of 30,000 km) for 2,900 JD, which equals...
by Omar
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Driving Diary
Replies: 40
Views: 28963

Re: Driving Diary

Yes, there is no resistance to your movement if you are pressing your accelerator in B mode. I meant if the street is straight for example, then you would release the accel. pedal, in that case if you just let your car go forward by its momentum, it is more economic than higher regen braking. I noti...

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