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by JejuSoul
Thu Jul 23, 2015 7:47 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Driving Efficiency
Replies: 5
Views: 2166

Re: Driving Efficiency

There is obviously a software bug as the three figures (Driving Range, Efficiency and Driving Efficiency History) do not agree. There is no such error in my 3 month old car. I have noticed more recently that the reset only occurs if you "fully charge" to 84% with the DC quick charger I ju...
by JejuSoul
Thu Jul 23, 2015 7:25 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Going on Vacation
Replies: 11
Views: 8211

Re: Going on Vacation

For short vacation periods it should not be necessary to disconnect the 12V. Yes. I am going to be away for 4 weeks which is why I thought of asking. Here's an account from someone in Norway who didn't disconnect the 12V The car has been sitting unused in the garage, and somehow the 12V battery has...
by JejuSoul
Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:13 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: L3 Charging rates
Replies: 9
Views: 3012

Re: L3 Charging rates

I assume "Proj Batter Capacity:" is the projected battery capacity of the car. What meaning does the variation in the numbers have? In the two charges I posted above the figures are 18/.6 = 30kWh 16.7/.58 = 28.8kWh My range has remained normal. I doubt my battery capacity has actually decr...
by JejuSoul
Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:48 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Going on Vacation
Replies: 11
Views: 8211

Going on Vacation

I am going on vacation in August. I just checked with KIA what to do with the battery. They said just disconnect the negative terminal of the 12V battery. This is the same procedure as for the Nissan Leaf mentioned here http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=11209#p257652 I recommend ge...
by JejuSoul
Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:36 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: L3 Charging rates
Replies: 9
Views: 3012

Re: L3 Charging rates

Today I charged my car at a quick charger that was almost 50% faster. I just charged from 22% to 80% in 22 minutes. At the start the charger told me it would take 29 minutes. This charger is adjacent to the one I wrote about a few days ago. Some differences between the two chargers. The faster one i...
by JejuSoul
Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:36 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Refugees from mynissanleaf.com
Replies: 4
Views: 4400

Re: Refugees from mynissanleaf.com

GRA - thanks for the reply.
I'll keep a look out every so often for http://electricvehicles.club/community/ ... oul-ev.32/
to see if it gets busier.
by JejuSoul
Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:19 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: B Mode
Replies: 27
Views: 11054

Re: B Mode

I have had my car 3 months and have yet to use B mode. I was told by the dealer this mode is engine Braking and is to be used when coming down very steep hills. It's the same as L (Low gear) on an automatic. I found this topic first on another forum https://speakev.com/threads/just-collected-my-soul...
by JejuSoul
Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:07 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Refugees from mynissanleaf.com
Replies: 4
Views: 4400

Re: Refugees from mynissanleaf.com

Sure.
And a request to GRA.
Can you cross-post your comments on the "Official Kia Soul EV thread" that exists over at MNL.com to here.
For example http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 80#p430368
by JejuSoul
Fri Jul 17, 2015 6:52 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: L3 Charging rates
Replies: 9
Views: 3012

Re: L3 Charging rates

I just charged from 22% to 82% in 35 minutes. At the start the charger told me it would take 40 minutes. In my experience the chargers always overestimate the time. The advertising figures I see quoted for a 50 kW quick charger are that 12kw/h will take 20 minutes. The actual battery capacity of a K...
by JejuSoul
Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:18 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Misc Questions about the Soul EV
Replies: 31
Views: 9222

Re: Misc Questions about the Soul EV

Does anyone know if the Soul EV offers Over the Air software updates? I have had my Soul EV for 2 months. A new speed camera was erected at the end of my street last week. Today my navigation gave me a warning about this camera for the first time. I was surprised, I don't know how, or when the upda...

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