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by KeithEV
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Soul Spy?
Replies: 675
Views: 192790

Re: Soul Spy?

I noticed the other day while monitoring the car while my son was driving down the highway that the motor temp got as high as 53c. I have also noticed that the odbc.temp3 temp rises to 53c while Level 2 charging and then drops back down to high 30s again. Can anyone confirm that these temps are nor...
by KeithEV
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Should I return my 2016 Soul EV?
Replies: 12
Views: 445

Re: Should I return my 2016 Soul EV?

Yes, those are the counters I was referring to. I'd guess that anything more than about 260 so 10 full charging cycles would be enough to allow the BMS to start relearning the SoH. By that point it may not have the actual values but it would definitely be trending in the right direction. I did go a...
by KeithEV
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Should I return my 2016 Soul EV?
Replies: 12
Views: 445

Re: Should I return my 2016 Soul EV?

On your backup car check the cumulative charge and discharge figures. If the car has had a recent BMS update then it zeros out those counters and sets the SOH to 110% until it relearns the battery state. If the cumulative charge and discharge figures are very low then the SOH may not be a true read...
by KeithEV
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Should I return my 2016 Soul EV?
Replies: 12
Views: 445

Re: Should I return my 2016 Soul EV?

Another update, in case this experience helps anyone who comes across it down the road... Yesterday I drove the car as conservatively as possible - no AC, ECO on, and trying as hard as possible to stretch out the battery with careful acceleration and braking. I brought the car below 10% battery and...
by KeithEV
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Should I return my 2016 Soul EV?
Replies: 12
Views: 445

Re: Should I return my 2016 Soul EV?

I would suggest that you explain your concerns to the dealer you purchased from and request an extension to the return time and mileage or you will have no choice but to return it. They may be more accommodating to save the deal. Thank you for the suggestion. I did call the dealer yesterday, effect...
by KeithEV
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Should I return my 2016 Soul EV?
Replies: 12
Views: 445

Re: Should I return my 2016 Soul EV?

- Okay. Here's some guesswork, based on previous cases. The car was at 89% SOH when it went into the dealer lot before the summer. It has been sitting in the sun throughout the summer fully charged. If you had many days with 40C temperatures, this is very, very bad for the battery. The car could ea...
by KeithEV
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Should I return my 2016 Soul EV?
Replies: 12
Views: 445

Re: Should I return my 2016 Soul EV?

.. Can I take the dealer's SOH reading at face value, and if so, is 89% over 3 years 'normal'? Is that 89% of 27 kWh or 30kWh? And can I use this with my recently recorded 3.9mi/kWh to accurately measure my expected range?... The 89% SOH is a real reading of what the BMS ( the computer that control...
by KeithEV
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Should I return my 2016 Soul EV?
Replies: 12
Views: 445

Re: Should I return my 2016 Soul EV?

The more I read, I notice a trend that what I'm calling the 'indicated range' of 74mi at 100% is what you are all referring to as the GOM (Guess-o-meter). Is that right? So if I assume for a moment that the GOM reading of 74mi is unreliable (entirely possible since the car has been sitting on the de...
by KeithEV
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Should I return my 2016 Soul EV?
Replies: 12
Views: 445

Should I return my 2016 Soul EV?

Greetings fellow Soul EV owners. I have a somewhat urgent concern regarding a 2016 Kia Sould EV that I bought yesterday. I'm concerned that the indicated range is far below what I expected to find, and I have a small window to return the vehicle (2 days from now). Prior to making this purchase, I'd ...

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