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by Goofcat
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Second Battery replacement! 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 771

Re: Second Battery replacement! 2015

ETA for new “refurbished” battery: Jan 2020! Have escalated my case with Kia corporate to see what can be done. If only my Soul EV worked as hard as the Kia folks I have dealt with. Everyone from the dealership to the corp level has been responsive, helpful and friendly.
by Goofcat
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 2016 Soul EV BAttery replacement - Out of Stock?
Replies: 6
Views: 904

Re: 2016 Soul EV BAttery replacement - Out of Stock?

I just heard from my Kia dealership that the battery packs are out of stock until mid Jan 2020!
by Goofcat
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Lemon Law anyone?
Replies: 1
Views: 477

Lemon Law anyone?

Just wondering if anyone had tried evoking the lemon law on their Soul EV. In my 4.5 years of having the car, it has been in the shop for 2 battery replacements and one charger replacement. The first battery replacement took 2 months! The onboard charger was a bit over a week. I have no ETA on how l...
by Goofcat
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Modifications and Accessories
Topic: 2016 Soul EV+ HID install guide
Replies: 5
Views: 7729

Re: 2016 Soul EV+ HID install guide

Loving my LEDs wondering how I lived so long without them.

Did not measure if it uses more energy.

Just used what came with the LED bulb kit, did not add resistors
by Goofcat
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Second Battery replacement! 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 771

Second Battery replacement! 2015

So I have a very early 2015 Soul EV at 32K miles, the original battery dropped to 60% SOH when I had the car for only 2 years, and it was replaced. Now at 77K, my replacement battery is due for replacement. Just wondering if anyone has been so “lucky“ as to get 2 free batteries? Some info for refere...
by Goofcat
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Modifications and Accessories
Topic: 2016 Soul EV+ HID install guide
Replies: 5
Views: 7729

Re: 2016 Soul EV+ HID install guide

Thx for the great info, just finished an LED upgrade: Used Hiakari H7 “eye of megatron” bulbs ($80) amazon Need dust cover and the bulb adaptor. The ones listed on the original post are no longer offered, but there are many like them. I got https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01J5SCQ1I/ref=ppx_yo_dt_...
by Goofcat
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: 2018 Soul EV
Replies: 12
Views: 13472

Re: 2018 Soul EV

It would seem odd for Kia to end the Soul EV. The Soul is their best selling car. I've seen the new Niro at the dealer, it's not the same as the Soul. It is more of a hatch back then an suv. Storeage space looks less.
by Goofcat
Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery degradation
Replies: 48
Views: 32639

Re: Battery degradation

What is it like living at 1000m where you are? Ever too hot? Ever too cold? The place where I live was once crowned by National Geographic as the "Best climate for humans to live in on earth" the temperature is usually in the 70's during the day 60's during the night. coldest this winter w...
by Goofcat
Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery degradation
Replies: 48
Views: 32639

Re: Battery degradation

Interesting. What % level do you charge to before you leave home ? Depending on the day, I either do 80% or 100. Do you charge to that level ALWAYS or only occasionally ? No, If I remeber, I will stop charging at 94%. The regen helps keep my speed in check going down the mountain. How many hours (es...
by Goofcat
Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery degradation
Replies: 48
Views: 32639

Re: Battery degradation

Prior to the sudden loss of capacity, the car was functioning perfectly. My normal commute is unique, I live up near 3000 feet/ 1000m. For work and most things I drive down to sea level. On my decent, I generate 4-6% energy, depending on how much I feel like speeding that day.. On my long days, I'll...

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