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by RubberToe
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 2015 Soul EV Battery Replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Re: 2015 Soul EV Battery Replacement

My e-mail to Electrek is below: Fred, I saw the recent article about the 2020 Soul EV with the 243 mile range. Many of us early Soul EV buyers, especially in Southwest climates, are having batteries that fail. While the vehicles have a 10-year 100,000 mile battery warranty, getting timely battery re...
by RubberToe
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 2015 Soul EV Battery Replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Re: 2015 Soul EV Battery Replacement

Wow, that's got to be the worst case of corporate negligence WRT battery replacement that I have heard of! Our Soul has been in for 17 days and they can't provide an ETA on the battery replacement. I think based on your post that I'll have them provide a phone number for the corporate HQ so I can ta...
by RubberToe
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 2015 Soul EV: Out of State Battery Replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 1993

Re: 2015 Soul EV: Out of State Battery Replacement

Roci, Keep us posted. I'm hearing my battery is back ordered too, and I have to estimated delivery date. Will be interesting to see if they start using rebuilt batteries. I'm guessing that we consumers will not even be told if that is the case or not. They only need to get it back up above 70% is my...
by RubberToe
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 2015 Soul EV: My Battery Replacement Story
Replies: 51
Views: 19956

Re: 2015 Soul EV: My Battery Replacement Story

I'm up for a battery replacement now too. Started a new thread about it. Not clear how long it will take for the battery to arrive. Given that Kia is eating the cost of rental cars for many months while owners wait for replacement batteries to arrive, why in the heck wouldn't they just ship a bunch ...
by RubberToe
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 2015 Soul EV Battery Replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 416

2015 Soul EV Battery Replacement

All, I posted in a couple other threads some issues I was having with my battery. It finally got to the point where it was only charging to less than 50 miles total range. Back in late November 2018 they did a "reset" of the battery control computer. This got me back up to >100 miles per c...
by RubberToe
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 2015 Soul EV: My Battery Replacement Story
Replies: 51
Views: 19956

Re: 2015 Soul EV: My Battery Replacement Story

KISH, I appreciate your technical expertise! I'm not that technical - I'm just a guy with a 2016 Soul EV+, 31,000 miles, that originally had a 92 mile range, now 65. It has been dropping 1 mile per week for the last 6 weeks. Troublesome. I am also in SoCal, Orange County, specifically. You mentione...
by RubberToe
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 2015 Soul EV: My Battery Replacement Story
Replies: 51
Views: 19956

Re: 2015 Soul EV: My Battery Replacement Story

TorquePro, costs about $5. It's a bit challenging to download the codes the OBD device sends to the phone.

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by RubberToe
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery Ageing Model
Replies: 374
Views: 106900

Re: Battery Ageing Model

Ok, data logging is working, and I can capture any/all of the required data points at 1Hz rate. I just took a test drive of about 20 miles. Battery temp started at 25C and went up to 27C over a 26 minute drive. My SOH remained at 79.1% for the entire drive as expected. The use case Jeju mentioned is...
by RubberToe
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery Ageing Model
Replies: 374
Views: 106900

Re: Battery Ageing Model

Jeju, Just took a test drive logging data, but saw that only GPS data is being logged. I figured out how to add additional data points for logging, and will do another test run to verify. Added battery temps to the logged data. Anything else you want let me know. I'll do a 25 mile test drive just to...
by RubberToe
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery Ageing Model
Replies: 374
Views: 106900

Re: Battery Ageing Model

Possible reasons - driving fast, Charging to 100% SOC, Fast charging all the time ??? We don't know. I don't typically drive over 65mph, not sure about the wife who has been driving mostly the last year. She gets home from work and charges to 100% every night, parked in garage underground, her comm...

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