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by tractioninc
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: What car will you be pursuing, or have your eye on next?
Replies: 17
Views: 16622

Re: What car will you be pursuing, or have your eye on next?

I had hoped for a Tesla, but it seems that Model 3 is still a long ways off from volume production and used Model S models are (in my option) unreasonably expensive. Other used EVs, such as the Leaf and 500e, don't offer much range but have become so inexpensive that it might be worth purchasing on...
by tractioninc
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: eco level indicator appears inaccurate lately
Replies: 1
Views: 7077

Re: eco level indicator appears inaccurate lately

Ha! When I first got my Soul I found the 'Eco Level' inaccurate and misleading. I had to Google your question to figure out what you were referring to because over time I forgot that was even an available setting :)
by tractioninc
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Car not holding charge
Replies: 2
Views: 6934

Re: Car not holding charge

If I understand you correctly, when you plug in the car will begin charging and at some point simply stop charging. Does the 'Fault' light light up on your charging cable when that happens? If so, I experienced that myself. For a little while I would check on my car ever half hour or so and if had s...
by tractioninc
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery charge to miles allowed
Replies: 1
Views: 8575

Re: Battery charge to miles allowed

What is the weather like where you live? Battery chemistry is less effective at cold temperatures, so EVs always have less range during the winter.
by tractioninc
Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: End of lease vehicles
Replies: 2
Views: 4205

Re: End of lease vehicles

I've got three and a half months to go on my lease. I intended to discuss my lease-end options when I visited the Kia dealership last week, but after pouring over the new Stinger GT and taking it for a test drive I ran out of time to ask. I'll post again when I find out more. PS - In case you're won...
by tractioninc
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: brakes failed
Replies: 64
Views: 42659

Re: brakes failed

If you have not already done so, please report this to your Kia dealer RIGHT AWAY.
by tractioninc
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Range from 100% Charge Dropping
Replies: 45
Views: 33739

Re: Range from 100% Charge Dropping

Interesting read. I wonder if there is a way to actually check how much charge you have at 100%. Ie. how much has you capacity decreased from the original (if at all). Yes, your dealer is able to run a diagnostic on the health of your vehicle's battery pack to determine its actual max charge capaci...
by tractioninc
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery Charging to 100% only getting 75 miles
Replies: 7
Views: 11773

Re: Battery Charging to 100% only getting 75 miles

The projected range on a full charge correlates in large part to recent driving efficiency. What Energy Consumption values are you seeing in your car's ECO Driving > Driving History screen? I mentioned this in another recent thread, but there several factors that determine the predicted range that y...
by tractioninc
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Charging Fault error.
Replies: 334
Views: 161646

Re: Charging Fault error.

The charging failures as documented on this thread, and Kia's reluctance to inform us on what is going on, are a strong negative when it comes to recommending anyone to buy a Kia car in future. A shame because in many respects this is a great car... No wonder so many users are frustrated by this bu...
by tractioninc
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Charge 100percent 143 k
Replies: 5
Views: 8382

Re: Charge 100percent 143 k

There several factors that impact the predicted range that you see displayed -- state of charge, heating/air conditioning use, exterior temperature... but the most significant is your recent driving efficiency. Even if charged to 100% each night, your predicted range may vary from day to day dependi...

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