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by notfred
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Kia Soul EV winter weather.
Replies: 7
Views: 1048

Re: Kia Soul EV winter weather.

Question - can we also set things up so that either front and/or rear defrost kick in 30 minutes before departure too? Or are we only able to set the timer and the temperature? Manual isn't very clear and I suspect that the answer is no - but I'm hoping there's something I missed that would allow t...
by notfred
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: News and Main Soul EV Forum Discussions
Topic: L.A. Auto Show Media Day Crasher + Photos
Replies: 4
Views: 610

Re: L.A. Auto Show Media Day Crasher + Photos

Looking at the Green Car Reports story: https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1120181_2020-kia-soul-ev-has-more-punch-faster-charging-and-a-lot-more-battery#image=100680825 I don't see any seat heat/cool buttons, but if you look on image 25 and make it full screen then it looks like there are blanks ...
by notfred
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: KIA Soul EV - SIM card
Replies: 6
Views: 1153

Re: KIA Soul EV - SIM card

None in Canada either.
by notfred
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Kia Soul EV winter weather.
Replies: 7
Views: 1048

Re: Kia Soul EV winter weather.

I'm in Ottawa, Canada and have a similar setup where I can preheat at home with my home charger but we have no charging facilities at all at work. The Soul EV works fine in these conditions, it warms up a lot faster than a car with an ICE, but you do lose range - up to 1/3 on the very coldest days.
by notfred
Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Powering your house via Soul EV during outage
Replies: 8
Views: 1439

Re: Powering your house via Soul EV during outage

Setec Power has a 3kW CHAdeMO inverter. Looks like it is available on Alibaba for around $3k US.
I saw some posts on Nissan Leaf forums that said it works, not sure if it would work with the Soul, it depends on exactly which version of the CHAdeMO spec the Soul implements.
by notfred
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Powering your house via Soul EV during outage
Replies: 8
Views: 1439

Re: Powering your house via Soul EV during outage

That's going to be a lot better because there is only 1 conversion - high voltage battery to grid power, rather than going through that awkward 12V step in the middle. It would also allow a lot more power theoretically up to 70k. Some motors need a lot to get going and may struggle to start on a 1kW...
by notfred
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: News and Main Soul EV Forum Discussions
Topic: Forgetting the charge door
Replies: 7
Views: 3694

Re: Forgetting the charge door

Here is the message shown in the dash when I turn the car on with the charge door open.
by notfred
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Powering your house via Soul EV during outage
Replies: 8
Views: 1439

Re: Powering your house via Soul EV during outage

The capacity of the 12V battery doesn't matter, what matters is the power output of the DC/DC converter and the owner's manual says 1.7kW so running a 1kW inverter should be OK and still leave enough power for the rest of the vehicle. I've been thinking of doing this after we had a long power outage...
by notfred
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 100% charge but only 65 mile range
Replies: 6
Views: 1916

Re: 100% charge but only 65 mile range

GOM not matching the actual range is just that it needs to learn how you are driving the car. Actual range (regardless of what the GOM reports) being a lot less than it should is a bad battery. Normally as the battery goes bad and the actual range decreases then the range shown on the GOM reduces. A...
by notfred
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: 2017 EV Recall?
Replies: 2
Views: 1225

Re: 2017 EV Recall?

I don't know about the VMCU update. I believe the BMS update has been around for a while, it fixes an issue where when it is very cold then the preheating doesn't work. N.B. The BMS update clears all the counters in the BMS. It will need to learn your battery State Of Health and your driving habits ...

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