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by AndY1
Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:28 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Kia Sportage PHEV in the making?
Replies: 0
Views: 6000

Kia Sportage PHEV in the making?

I don't like the looks of the Niro, but I would love a new Kia Sportage PHEV with 50 miles all electric range and then a 1.6l gas range extender.

Any chance of seeing it anytime soon?
by AndY1
Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:16 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 27,000 miles 86-mile range; my Soul EV commute is over
Replies: 74
Views: 47801

Re: 27,000 miles 86-mile range; my Soul EV commute is over

AndY1 wrote:Any chance of plugging-in at work? Even 120V@12Amps would help.
by AndY1
Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 27,000 miles 86-mile range; my Soul EV commute is over
Replies: 74
Views: 47801

Re: 27,000 miles 86-mile range; my Soul EV commute is over

iletric wrote:
wrickcook wrote:Isn't there a Kia or Nissan dealer on the way home?
Nope. No such luck. I did my due diligence.

Plus...I leave work at 10 pm. Want to shoot straight home and watch the news: The Donald, the shootings and the homeless...


Any chance of plugging-in at work? Even 120V@12Amps would help.
by AndY1
Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: OBD-II adapter killed by car?
Replies: 7
Views: 5538

Re: OBD-II adapter killed by car?

There were some occurrences where OBD2 dongle killed/bricked a Chevrolet Volt, so be careful.
by AndY1
Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:09 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery Ageing Model
Replies: 468
Views: 189284

Re: Battery Ageing Model

Aha, I understand now!

It's like in Ampera, where the SOH windows ends at 85.9% SOC (and starts at 22%). The 85.9% SOC -> 100% SOC (14% battery degradation window buffer) is the SOH buffer for battery degradation.
by AndY1
Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery Ageing Model
Replies: 468
Views: 189284

Re: Battery Ageing Model

What is the difference between deterioration numbers and battery SOH?

I thought, that the 100% - deterioration number in % = SOH in %.
by AndY1
Sat Apr 09, 2016 4:51 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 27,000 miles 86-mile range; my Soul EV commute is over
Replies: 74
Views: 47801

Re: 27,000 miles 86-mile range; my Soul EV commute is over

The difference is, that when new, by default the Volt1/Ampera charges/discharges in a 22% - 85.9% SOC window, never to 100%. It compensates the battery degradation by charging to the higher SOC. In my case, with almost 4 years old car and 103.000km driven, the SOC window has increased to 22%-89% SOC...
by AndY1
Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 27,000 miles 86-mile range; my Soul EV commute is over
Replies: 74
Views: 47801

Re: 27,000 miles 86-mile range; my Soul EV commute is over

Yep, just like the title says. I was waiting for the battery to heat up to see what kind of range I'll be looking at next summer. Well, we got a summer preview yesterday, 90-degree day and warm evening. Charged it up still warm and went from the "winter" 81 miles to 86 miles. Not enough t...
by AndY1
Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Anyone bought a Kia Soul EV?
Replies: 27
Views: 24152

Re: Anyone bought a Kia Soul EV?

You don't need a car with a greater range, if you don't use that extra range. For example, my workday need is usually 30km. I have an Opel Ampera (European Chevy Volt) with a 16kWh battery (10.4kWh usable), which does that range on battery even in the coldest days with 30%-40% range left and in summ...
by AndY1
Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:30 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Heating while charging.
Replies: 6
Views: 5930

Re: Heating while charging.

Wow, really?

On a cold winter day, when I get off work and it's -°C outside, I like to enter a warmed up Ampera. It also defrosts and deices all my windows if there was snow falling through the day.

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