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by Omar
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery Ageing Model
Replies: 470
Views: 199251

Re: Battery Ageing Model

There are around 15 cars with degraded batteries. Their prices start from 11,000 dollars up to 14,500 dollars. Good cars prices are around 17,000 dollars. I visited the car shop yesterday and discussed with him how to fix my car. He agrees with me about the main reason of Kia souls batteries degreda...
by Omar
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery Ageing Model
Replies: 470
Views: 199251

Re: Battery Ageing Model

I did not replace any cell yet, The workshop did not give any guarantee about the improvement I will get after replacing the cells, in addition the cost became around 800$. While my car SOH dropped to 59.9%, the range is around 100 - 110 Km's in this cold weather. So I found another car workshop!, T...
by Omar
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery Ageing Model
Replies: 470
Views: 199251

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: 470
Views: 199251

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: 470
Views: 199251

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: 470
Views: 199251

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: 470
Views: 199251

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: 470
Views: 199251

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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: 470
Views: 199251

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: 470
Views: 199251

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...

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