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by bijan
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016
Replies: 170
Views: 24293

Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

If the battery was replaced it should be stated on carfax report. Carfax just said service without details just said who did the service and the km on odometer. I called the dealer/shop that did the repair and they said it was the high voltage battery which was replaced. This reading just confirms ...
by bijan
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016
Replies: 170
Views: 24293

Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

Just got a bluetooth OBD2 adapter. Says my battery state of health is 110%. According to the Canadian facebook group that's normal for a brand new 27kwh battery. Looks like this confirms that the battery was indeed replaced this April and that the car was barely driven since.
by bijan
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016
Replies: 170
Views: 24293

Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

Tcalp wrote:Took my car in to see about having the battery replaced under warranty, wish me luck


Good luck!
by bijan
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016
Replies: 170
Views: 24293

Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

You might also be able to delete history. I'm not sure. If you can run it down low and do a full charge this made the most difference in the GOM estimate for me. 200 Wh/km seems like Model S/X territory. I'm averaging about 130 Wh/km for city driving in this Soul EV. Yes you can delete history. In ...
by bijan
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016
Replies: 170
Views: 24293

Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

I found I couldn't go by the GOM at all as a first guess at the battery health. ... So, I would suggest also going into the menu and looking at the trip history. If it is full of inefficient trips (high kWh/100km) from months ago then I think the predicted range will be significantly underestimated...
by bijan
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016
Replies: 170
Views: 24293

Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

I think they mainly don't include the l1 charging cable. Also check the guessometer on 100% charge or on whatever percentage it's on and do the math. The range varies on the cars even with the same mileage. Some have had batteries replaced and most are eligible for battery replacement if the state o...
by bijan
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016
Replies: 170
Views: 24293

Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

Looked up the carfax report on the car and the battery was probably replaced April 30th 2019 (only service reported and it was at Dorval Kia), and it's been driven under 1,000 km since then, because the odometer was noted by Kia at 125k km beginning of April and it's still below 126k km.
by bijan
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016
Replies: 170
Views: 24293

Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

I'm probably going to get one of these ex-taxis too. I think mine has had the battery replaced at some point, as it was showing 94km range at 71%, which extrapolates to about 130km at 100% (about 125k km on the odometer). There were several other available with lower range. Some that could have batt...

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