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by ksoul2084
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery Ageing Model
Replies: 447
Views: 161856

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% respe...
by ksoul2084
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Technical Discussions for e-Soul
Topic: Pre-heating cabin in winter without charging
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Pre-heating cabin in winter without charging

Not sure if it's the same on a 2020, but on my 2016 I can program charge times/days and pre-heat times/days separately. So simply set the car to timed charging (default I think unless you press the button under your chargeport door) and program the days and times you want it to charge. Then program ...
by ksoul2084
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Range Down to 39 Miles
Replies: 3
Views: 503

Re: Range Down to 39 Miles

I would doubt that the dealer would want to conflate the two issues (battery failure and lease expiry). I would book the appt and take it in. At that point presumably it will stay there until the warranty repair is completed. Then you can decide if you'd want to buy out the vehicle at end of lease k...
by ksoul2084
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Kia Dealer Refuses to Provide SoH...?
Replies: 1
Views: 264

Re: Kia Dealer Refuses to Provide SoH...?

That's pretty crazy. I'd seriously consider buying elsewhere to avoid having to deal with that dealership in the future. Having said that, you could test-drive the car and use an ODBII bluetooth dongle + SoulSpy Android app to see the values yourself (assuming they having reset the BMS recently). Or...
by ksoul2084
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery Ageing Model
Replies: 447
Views: 161856

Re: Battery Ageing Model

Mileage is now 145138km. GOM range has been dropping a bit and now getting 90-100km with similar temps and conditions as last post. Max cell det. is now: 42.6% Min cell det. is now: 0.8% SOH: 66% (using latest SoulSpy app with improved SOH formula). With the first coldish weather of the year upon u...
by ksoul2084
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016
Replies: 170
Views: 24335

Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

Well 20000km extra mileage isn't much really. I think you're over-thinking it (I do this too). :) Sounds like you're game for the "adventure" of dealing with a warranty battery replacement yourself, and well situated to do so geographically. I'd say go for the best deal you can negotiate ...
by ksoul2084
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016
Replies: 170
Views: 24335

Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

- in short for (Gamble on) 113000 KM car , HV battery replacement warranty will be on my shoulder , but other wear and tear will be less that will be my benefit am i thinking right way ? Well 20000km extra mileage isn't much really. I think you're over-thinking it (I do this too). :) Sounds like yo...
by ksoul2084
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery Ageing Model
Replies: 447
Views: 161856

Re: Battery Ageing Model

Another data-point on my 2016. It takes approx. 10.5 hours to charge my car from 20%-100% on my 120v Level I charger (approx. 1.4 kW). According to this charging calculator (https://www.homechargingstations.com/ev-charging-time-calculator/), that would correspond to approx. 17kWh of battery capacity...
by ksoul2084
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery Ageing Model
Replies: 447
Views: 161856

Re: Battery Ageing Model

The reason I was considering waiting a bit longer is to see that it continues to decline to avoid a "borderline" situation with KIA. The range now is just enough for my daily commute. If necessary I can also 120v charge during the day at work but it's a bit of a PIA to take the charger bac...
by ksoul2084
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery Ageing Model
Replies: 447
Views: 161856

Re: Battery Ageing Model

I have another update on my car's battery. For ease of reading here are my previous posts in this thread... Hi all, I recently bought a used 2016 Soul EV+ out of Quebec that was a used as a taxi for all of its life until now. My understanding is that it was likely DC Fast charged most of the time as...

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