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by JejuSoul
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016
Replies: 170
Views: 24295

Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

... If anyone wants updates on how this goes or is interested in the story or wants me to post updates I can. Yes. Please do. This thread on ex-Teo taxis is the most interesting on the forum at the moment. From the testing done 2 years ago the average car in this taxi fleet was losing 2.2% of the b...
by JejuSoul
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: What should I know before a battery replacement?
Replies: 7
Views: 1084

Re: What should I know before a battery replacement?

...Was I mistaken in understanding that 27 kWh = 100% SOH, and 110% comes from Kia unofficially installing overcapacity 30 kWh batteries in new models?.. Yes. 27 kWh = 100% SOH of Usable Capacity. The actual total capacity of a 27 kWh Soul EV is 30.5kWh Part of this extra capacity is a buffer that ...
by JejuSoul
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016
Replies: 170
Views: 24295

Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

... - in short for (Gamble on) 113000 KM car , HV battery replacement warranty will be on my shoulder , but other wear and tear will be less that will be my benefit am i thinking right way ? ... Yes. I would make the same choice as you. I did buy a used Soul 2015 EV a few months ago. I didn't worry...
by JejuSoul
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016
Replies: 170
Views: 24295

Re: Thinking of getting a higher mileage 2016

... because i heard that they don't install new battery they just match 70% capacity with cell replacement ... This is not true. They have been replacing batteries with new ones that are 100% or better. Many owners have said their replacement battery gives greater range than when the car was first ...
by JejuSoul
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery Ageing Model
Replies: 447
Views: 161781

Re: Battery Ageing Model

- Popescuiulian26 - I guess that your SOH is about 75% and that you should wait a few more months. You could check for yourself by running one of the diagnostic programs like Torque or SoulEVSpy. ...In the shop they had made an upgrade to the battery and drive train , and checked the Soh at 100% . T...
by JejuSoul
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery Ageing Model
Replies: 447
Views: 161781

Re: Battery Ageing Model

- I would start the replacement process now. Your battery won't last another year, so why wait another month. I wrote on June 9th when you first posted here. 3 months later we can see the battery getting worse. These are strange readings, and taken together with the voltage deviation of one cell tha...
by JejuSoul
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Should I return my 2016 Soul EV?
Replies: 12
Views: 1229

Re: Should I return my 2016 Soul EV?

- Okay. Here's some guesswork, based on previous cases. The car was at 89% SOH when it went into the dealer lot before the summer. It has been sitting in the sun throughout the summer fully charged. If you had many days with 40C temperatures, this is very, very bad for the battery. The car could eas...
by JejuSoul
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Should I return my 2016 Soul EV?
Replies: 12
Views: 1229

Re: Should I return my 2016 Soul EV?

.. Can I take the dealer's SOH reading at face value, and if so, is 89% over 3 years 'normal'? Is that 89% of 27 kWh or 30kWh? And can I use this with my recently recorded 3.9mi/kWh to accurately measure my expected range?... The 89% SOH is a real reading of what the BMS ( the computer that control...
by JejuSoul
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery Ageing Model
Replies: 447
Views: 161781

Re: Battery Ageing Model

...I was able to track my 2011 L eaf pack capacity in this manner for the last five years, and (happily) learned to ignore the inaccurate BMS readouts.. Hi edatoakrun, its been a long time since you last wrote on this forum. Last time here back in April 2016 you wrote ...it seems likely to me that ...
by JejuSoul
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery Ageing Model
Replies: 447
Views: 161781

Re: Battery Ageing Model

- My white Soul EV has lost 5% SOH in the last 5 weeks. Now down to 79.8% SOH according to Elmil's formula. Am wondering if this fast loss will slow down now the summer is over. Had a look at another way to measure capacity loss. More for fun than accuracy. My white Soul EV takes 4 hours to fully ch...

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