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by ksoul2084
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Analysis of a replacement battery.
Replies: 7
Views: 4602

Re: Analysis of a replacement battery.

- ... The two guesses for usable capacity 28.8 and 29kWh both seem too small given the GOM reading of 197km. A third guess would be 30kWh, based on the capacity I just charged the car, which is also what the service techs suggested it would be. - I would expect 30kWh, which is fantastic news! Thank...
by ksoul2084
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: What to watch out for? (Besides Battery Health)
Replies: 20
Views: 10497

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

Well it's been a little bit, so I suppose I should post an update. I decided to move forward with the purchase. Hopefully I don't regret it later. I got a call today saying that my EV Battery has been replaced. I'm just waiting for the KIA dealership to complete the inspection I requested as a sani...
by ksoul2084
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: City and Cruise type chargers?
Replies: 7
Views: 5415

Re: City and Cruise type chargers?

Not sure about the two charger types at all, but a typical Type 1, 120v charger will deliver max 1.8kWh per hour to the car.
by ksoul2084
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Modifications and Accessories
Topic: My 1yo SoulEV 2018 is a Write off, accessories for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 5726

Re: My 1yo SoulEV 2018 is a Write off, accessories for sale

I purchased the used Soul Chip from the original owner last fall. To be honest, I would be hard-pressed to say that I noticed that much of a difference. Of course, once you install it you can't easily switch back and forth with it enabled or not to compare. My initial impressions were that the B mod...
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: 20
Views: 10497

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: 20
Views: 10497

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: 20
Views: 10497

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: 20
Views: 10497

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: 53
Views: 29789

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: 1513

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.

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