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by buddhaauthor
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Best way to drop 1% SOH on 2016?
Replies: 9
Views: 785

Re: Best way to drop 1% SOH on 2016?

BassCadet, I hope the battery has been replaced by now. Well done on trashing it! With the reconditioned batteries now available, the replacement time seems quite short. I ended up buying a 2016 to replace my leased car. It has only 11K miles and the SoH says 100%, though I don't believe it. But wit...
by buddhaauthor
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: How to estimate SoH for Buying Used
Replies: 5
Views: 570

Re: How to estimate SoH for Buying Used

Warren55, this is so stereotypical but I live in Hollywood and I am stumped to think of a close non-iPhone friend. I REALLY should drive a Tesla if I had any pride. (Joking, of course: I really don't want a Tesla.) Right now, I'm leaning toward the one-stop-shopping notion of returning my lease to K...
by buddhaauthor
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Best way to drop 1% SOH on 2016?
Replies: 9
Views: 785

Re: Best way to drop 1% SOH on 2016?

BassCadet, I know this is annoying, since it just cooled down, but the best way to drop a % is to heat up the battery. The ambient air is not going to help so much, right now, but you will definitely degrade your battery by repeated DCFC charges while driving at highway speeds. Maybe this weekend yo...
by buddhaauthor
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: How to estimate SoH for Buying Used
Replies: 5
Views: 570

Re: How to estimate SoH for Buying Used

Calaveras, that's annoying, but I guess doing the SoH test is work, and who likes to do that? As for my situation, I'm looking at a low range Plus at 22K miles, very clean, and the battery is at 34 miles at 63%. The driving history is consistent at 3.9-4.3 miles/kWh. That's normal efficiency, so I e...
by buddhaauthor
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: How to estimate SoH for Buying Used
Replies: 5
Views: 570

How to estimate SoH for Buying Used

Hi All, My six month lease extension is up in a couple weeks and my residual is high, so I'm in the market to buy a 2016 +, maybe with Fun & Sun, just for, well, fun. Trouble is, I don't have an Android phone, so I'm having to guess the SoH of cars I see advertised. Almost all ads have photos of...
by buddhaauthor
Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: January Software Update a Good Thing?
Replies: 8
Views: 10194

Re: January Software Update a Good Thing?

Grasping at straws I would add that really wish the AV system would turn itself off when I remove the USB cable connecting my device. Instead it starts playing the radio. That is terrible programming. And also not really important.
by buddhaauthor
Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: January Software Update a Good Thing?
Replies: 8
Views: 10194

Re: January Software Update a Good Thing?

Thanks, vanillagorilla. I admit the delay on the backup camera does annoy me. Nice to have such small complaints about a car.
by buddhaauthor
Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: January Software Update a Good Thing?
Replies: 8
Views: 10194

January Software Update a Good Thing?

Hi all, I just learned about the software update that happened a month ago. I figured I should update, but there's some griping about it on the Facebook Soul EV group. What do you all think? Any glitches? Any new features? Any real reason to update? (I use my Apple CarPlay, courtesy of the last upda...
by buddhaauthor
Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: eMotorWerks Installation Deal
Replies: 0
Views: 6199

eMotorWerks Installation Deal

Hi all, FYI, if anyone's considering a Level 2 charger, eMotorWerks, the makers of the Juicebox chargers, have a flat rate installation offer in several cities. When I got my charger (a Clipper Creek model with JuiceNet software), the rate was $299. For me, that included labor, about 14 feet of wire...
by buddhaauthor
Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Modifications and Accessories
Topic: Cargo area cover?
Replies: 10
Views: 9371

Re: Cargo area cover?

Yes, it's odd but the cover does not have an attachment place in the EV-E or the EV (middle) models. Khai from our group just sold me his EVSE, floor mats, and cargo protector and cover from his EV+ (thanks, Khai!) and there is no way to attach the cover to the EV base model. I don't get this at all...

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