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by Zattaxu
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery Ageing Model
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Views: 200388

Re: Battery Ageing Model

...There have been reports of failing battery packs also in Norway. As some owners has had their cars 5 years (first cars were delivered autumn 2014) many owners has reached 100.000 km (appx 60.000 miles) or more. I don't know the percentage which have claimed replacement, (Norw. warranty: 70 % cap...
by Zattaxu
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery Ageing Model
Replies: 470
Views: 200388

Re: Battery Ageing Model

I had my Kia Soul EV at the dealership for 120 000 km (75 000 miles) service at the beginning of December. The authorized dealer did a reading at 83 % SOH (I read 82.8 % in the Kia Soul EV Lite app at the same time). Just a few weeks earlier the app was showing 76.1 % and now (6 weeks after service)...
by Zattaxu
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery Ageing Model
Replies: 470
Views: 200388

Re: Battery Ageing Model

But now, the winter is coming, I suppose you will only find it out in the spring... Please keep us current; I'm very curious about how it will be the next few months with your battery. I have read some more posts on the Norwegian facebook forum for Kia Soul EV owners complaining about battery degra...
by Zattaxu
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery Ageing Model
Replies: 470
Views: 200388

Re: Battery Ageing Model

I still think that as a percentage the failure rate in Norway will be much lower than elsewhere. At present almost 42% of all Soul EVs ever produced are in Norway. Clearly some of those cars are now failing. But I assume many are not. I base this assumption on the N issan L eaf, which has a high fa...
by Zattaxu
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery Ageing Model
Replies: 470
Views: 200388

Re: Battery Ageing Model

- I believe Kia recognized the fact that many batteries were failing and would soon need replacement years ago. It helps understand why Kia stopped selling EVs in the American market and focused almost entirely on Norway. Norway - the one place where climate and driving conditions mean a substantia...

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