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by ksoul2084
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Kia Battery Replacement Frustrations [HELP/ADVICE]?
Replies: 19
Views: 2738

Re: Kia Battery Replacement Frustrations [HELP/ADVICE]?

Wow that's a tedious process.

It sounds like you should be on your way now with regards to getting the warranty replacement. Be warned that this can often take weeks to accomplish. Hopefully KIA will provide a loaner car for you to use in the meantime if required.
by ksoul2084
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: is soulchip / soulbox works ? or gimmix
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Re: is soulchip / soulbox works ? or gimmix

I have one that I used last year in my 2016 soul. Honestly I don't think it does much, if anything. I wouldn't spend any real $ on it. I had meant to run some small tests using my car with it installed and uninstalled to compare some of their claims like increased coast mode and increased regen but ...
by ksoul2084
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Technical Discussions for e-Soul
Topic: Should you use Winter Mode in mild winters?
Replies: 1
Views: 277

Re: Should you use Winter Mode in mild winters?

I don't think you need to worry about "wear and tear" of the battery heating system. I'd prefer the batteries be kept at safer temps by it than not, when necessary. Having said that, in your climate, I doubt the winter mode feature would ever actually kick in even when enabled due to the m...
by ksoul2084
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: In Summer it's best to park in the shade.
Replies: 5
Views: 17926

Re: In Summer it's best to park in the shade.

- No. I live in Jeju, South Korea. It is hot here in summer, but nothing like the daytime Phoenix temperatures. For your battery to last you need to keep the battery temperatures below 45C. In summer the black asphalt road surface can easily heat up above this on a hot summer day. For this reason I...
by ksoul2084
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: What's better, immediately putting a low battery on charge or leaving it 90 minutes before putting it on charge?
Replies: 24
Views: 2380

Re: What's better, immediately putting a low battery on charge or leaving it 90 minutes before putting it on charge?

I don't have actual numbers to prove or disprove what I'm experience, but in my experience since having my BMS updated: ...snipped... Lastly, and I would have never noticed this had I not been using Torque at the time, if your battery is ~30-35C the power is limited without notice. I've had the pow...
by ksoul2084
Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: What's better, immediately putting a low battery on charge or leaving it 90 minutes before putting it on charge?
Replies: 24
Views: 2380

Re: What's better, immediately putting a low battery on charge or leaving it 90 minutes before putting it on charge?

Thanks for posting that.

It "sounds like" the BMS should be able to trigger the climate A/C automatically if needed to help bring colder air into the battery pack via the battery fan, which as we know pulls air from under the rear seat inside the cabin.
by ksoul2084
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: News and Main Soul EV Forum Discussions
Topic: Rumor - 2nd Gen Soul EV not coming to US
Replies: 11
Views: 2520

Re: Rumor - 2nd Gen Soul EV not coming to US

Here's a relevant post with more details: viewtopic.php?p=11208#p11208
by ksoul2084
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Good news for buying used in non-compliant state
Replies: 6
Views: 4687

Re: Good news for buying used in non-compliant state

Well, in fact they are not widely available in Canada either. They are sold in Quebec, Ontario, and British Columbia only as far as I am aware. Same reasons, these provinces enacted initiatives to compel the sale of EVs in their jurisdictions.
by ksoul2084
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: End of the line for combustion engines?
Replies: 14
Views: 12746

Re: End of the line for combustion engines?

Certainly well on its way I think... https://news.yahoo.com/honda-withdraw-formula-one-end-083354945.html https://www.drive.com.au/motor-news/vw-to-stop-development-of-petrol-engines-in-2026-120283 https://electrek.co/2019/09/19/daimler-stops-developing-internal-combustion-engines-to-focus-on-electr...

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