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by ksoul2084
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: What to watch out for? (Besides Battery Health)
Replies: 11
Views: 163

Re: What to watch out for? (Besides Battery Health)

A 240v charger will probably be necessary at home since it will take too long to fully recharge using 120v overnight with a fresh battery with the full 27kWh capacity. I think you'll be fine on all but the coldest days. Maybe there is a public charger near your office or halfway home on your commute...
by ksoul2084
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: What to watch out for? (Besides Battery Health)
Replies: 11
Views: 163

Re: What to watch out for? (Besides Battery Health)

One thing I did not try was to run the car without preheating it (plugged in). I suspect that it would take a long time for the battery to warm up enough to provide adequate power for highway driving and at a large cost to your overall range. So just this morning I messed up and only charged the ca...
by ksoul2084
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: What to watch out for? (Besides Battery Health)
Replies: 11
Views: 163

Re: What to watch out for? (Besides Battery Health)

I was really surprised by how well the 120v charger worked outdoors in -30C weather though. I left it plugged in all day and then had it pre-heat for 30mins before I left for home. On a "normal" day, say 10c outside, it will charge at an effective rate of approx. 5.5kWh per hour. In the e...
by ksoul2084
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: What to watch out for? (Besides Battery Health)
Replies: 11
Views: 163

Re: What to watch out for? (Besides Battery Health)

I've been tracking my range, etc. with my 2016 former Teo Taxi cab here in Calgary. My car does have the battery heater and heat pump, and I do charge at home (and the office) with the 120v Type I charger. So last week it was brutally cold with daytime temps around -30c and -40c windchills. In my ga...
by ksoul2084
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Soul EV Spy Questions and Answers
Replies: 28
Views: 6868

Re: Soul EV Spy Questions and Answers

I think I discovered that Soul EV Spy doesn't handle negative temperatures properly. Yesterday it was -33c here and when I checked my battery pack temperatures they all read 253.0, 247.0, and like that. When I rechecked them after driving about 20 mins a couple had crept above zero and read 3.0 whic...
by ksoul2084
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Modifications and Accessories
Topic: Can I upgrade my Soul EV-e (California only trim without infotainment)
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Can I upgrade my Soul EV-e (California only trim without infotainment)

Maybe look for a upgraded unit from an auto wrecker?

I have no idea if the wiring, etc. would be there for it though.
by ksoul2084
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016
Replies: 184
Views: 50016

Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

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by ksoul2084
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 2016 Soul EV BAttery replacement - Out of Stock?
Replies: 9
Views: 2815

Re: 2016 Soul EV BAttery replacement - Out of Stock?

That is fantastic. Congratulations!

I wish KIA Canada would offer that kind of support. They want me to transport my car at my expense 600kms away to the nearest EV certified dealer for inspection.
by ksoul2084
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Does anyone know how to release this panel?
Replies: 2
Views: 1369

Re: Does anyone know how to release this panel?

This panel looks like it's upside down to me. Who knows how to release/open it so that I can reverse it, assuming it is indeed upside-down? I have yet to come up with what it's called, and I've searched the manual and can't find the answer. The closest I've found is that it seems to cover the safet...
by ksoul2084
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Range Down to 39 Miles
Replies: 7
Views: 3161

Re: Range Down to 39 Miles

Thanks for the update.

I'm delaying taking my 2016 to the dealer for inspection and hopefully battery replacement until the new supply is available.

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