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by TomT
Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Coolant and Radiator ?
Replies: 5
Views: 4933

Re: Coolant and Radiator ?

Nope.

beaker wrote:I taught that the heat pump would recuperated the heat from the coolant to heat the cabin.
by TomT
Sun Mar 22, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Soul Spy?
Replies: 689
Views: 310582

Re: Soul Spy?

Actually, it is harder and takes more time than you might think. Since none of the buss data is documented, it all has to be reverse engineered... The programming is actually the relatively easy part... Someone have made a Leaf Spy app where you can read SOC, voltage on each cell, GIDS etc. But we s...
by TomT
Sun Mar 22, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: little issues?
Replies: 43
Views: 26734

Re: little issues?

The Leaf does exactly the same thing. When the car is off, it's inverter kicks in every 5 days to top the 12 volt battery... Apparently when the car is off, they have no way to monitor the charge of the 12 volt battery... but why the car doesn't kick in the dc-dc converter to charge it itself before...
by TomT
Sun Mar 22, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Just saw the BMW Electric
Replies: 4
Views: 4688

Re: Just saw the BMW Electric

I drove one for one of their three day test drives and it is actually surprisingly roomy inside, at least in the front. It also has technology and performance and handling that we can only dream of in the Soul... That said, the range is disappointing, the Rex is a laugh, and it is not cheap. We pass...
by TomT
Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:29 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Anyone try and charge up at a NISSAN dealer yet ?
Replies: 8
Views: 5775

Re: Anyone try and charge up at a NISSAN dealer yet ?

It is entirely up to the individual dealer. As is whether or not the dealer charges for the use of the QC and if so, how much...

tigger19687 wrote:So just wondered if Nissan would allow a NON-Leaf to use their chargers .
by TomT
Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:27 am
Forum: News and Main Soul EV Forum Discussions
Topic: Why doesn't Kia post sales numbers for Soul EV?
Replies: 2
Views: 5846

Re: Why doesn't Kia post sales numbers for Soul EV?

Yes.

blownb310 wrote:Are leases counted in sales figures?
by TomT
Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:26 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Method to reduce charge rate for old Blink chargers?
Replies: 4
Views: 3001

Re: Method to reduce charge rate for old Blink chargers?

I don't believe the Soul has a method to change the rate of L2 charging... It is the J1772 connector that is at issue with the Blink on the older models... In any event, it is a very simple and quick change to make on the Blink, just a few button presses... Blink just sent me a letter to reduce my o...
by TomT
Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:26 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Finding charge stations via in car navigation ...
Replies: 2
Views: 2798

Re: Finding charge stations via in car navigation ...

Most of us with EV experience use Plugshare since it does a much better job and is more timely.
by TomT
Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:13 pm
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Kia "CHARGE UP" Card
Replies: 41
Views: 31769

Re: KIA CHARGE FREE?

Considering what a disaster Nissan's program has been, perhaps it is best if they do NOT follow them...

loristein wrote:I'd like to urge all Kia EV owners to contact Kia Customer Support to urge them to follow Nissan's "CHARGE FREE" program.
by TomT
Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: SoCal Dealers and Selling over MSRP
Replies: 36
Views: 22158

Re: SoCal Dealers and Selling over MSRP

It has nothing to do with the individual salesman as that policy is set by the dealership themselves and that was what I was referring to as building a relationship - with the dealership, not the individual salesman. I would never set foot in a dealership again that practiced such tactics. Seems to ...

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