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by Kish
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Soul EV 30 kWh (27kWh usable) DCFC rate/graphs
Replies: 2
Views: 985

Re: Soul EV 30 kWh (27kWh usable) DCFC rate/graphs

It's interesting that I was able to charge at a higher power (47.8kW) than them (40kW). Were they using a 100A DCFC station? It's hard to say because they didn't collect voltage and current data. There's a new 200A/80kW DCFC station opening soon nearby. I'm looking forward to testing the Soul EV on ...
by Kish
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 2015 Soul EV: My Battery Replacement Story
Replies: 53
Views: 20097

Re: 2015 Soul EV: My Battery Replacement Story

My guess is that KIA has a corporate discount with the rental car agency, so it's probably costing them not much per day. Probably cheaper than having shipping a bunch of $16k batteries from SK to US and having them get baked sitting around in a warehouse somewhere.
by Kish
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Included 'trickle' charger
Replies: 1
Views: 27

Re: Included 'trickle' charger

Yes, I believe the answer you're looking for is here. Make sure to read the entire thread to make sure you know what you're getting yourself into.
by Kish
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: News and Main Soul EV Forum Discussions
Topic: MY2020 Soul EV. 64kWh.
Replies: 24
Views: 12954

Re: MY2020 Soul EV. 64kWh.

I like that new widescreen infotainment screen, it seems high resolution and very crisp. The graphics seem to have more contrast than the screens in Kona/Niro EV. Also like the new LED display for climate control settings. Cooled seats and heated rear seats confirmed! There's a huge cavity in the &q...
by Kish
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 50 miles to the charge.
Replies: 8
Views: 956

Re: 50 miles to the charge.

Onboard charger (OBC) is known to malfunction. Definitely get that checked and replaced. Mine was replaced.
by Kish
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery Ageing Model
Replies: 374
Views: 107277

Re: Battery Ageing Model

JejuSoul wrote:the primary cause of battery degradation is long fast commutes.


If we're talking about the same CA here, then this isn't quite right. The average speed in HOV lane in CA during commute time is maybe 35mph, vs 15mph outside :D Weekends are another story.
by Kish
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 2015 Soul EV: My Battery Replacement Story
Replies: 53
Views: 20097

Re: 2015 Soul EV: My Battery Replacement Story

I doubt that anyone in AZ has theirs replaced within 30 days. Soul EV was never allowed to be sold in AZ right? So I'm willing to bet that AZ has lowest priority when new battery shipment comes in. CA probably has the highest priority.
by Kish
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 2015 Soul EV: My Battery Replacement Story
Replies: 53
Views: 20097

Re: 2015 Soul EV: My Battery Replacement Story

Yeah, that's a good question to ask (whether the replacement battery continues the original 10yr/100k warranty). In that case you should be OK buying the car since if it goes below 70% again, it will be replaced (assuming you want to go through that headache again). 2015 Soul EV should be worth $11-...
by Kish
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 2015 Soul EV: My Battery Replacement Story
Replies: 53
Views: 20097

Re: 2015 Soul EV: My Battery Replacement Story

I agree 100%. Your lease expired more than a month ago, I don't know why you're even involved with that car? Just return it and move on. I hope you're not currently making payments for a car that you don't even have. Have you considered getting a Niro PHEV now or waiting for the new Niro EV to arriv...
by Kish
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 50 miles to the charge.
Replies: 8
Views: 956

Re: 50 miles to the charge.

If you hate your local Kia dealership, this may not be the car for you. Anything at all related to the EV system you will need to bring it in to a KIA dealership, no others can work on it. Yes it may cost you for the diagnostics (including SoH report), but there is no other choice. Since your car ha...

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