Schtoopid
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Joined: Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:28 pm

2016 Kia soul EV charging upgrade

Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:36 pm

Hey guys.
Just joined the family on Saturday. Bought a 2016 Kia Soul EV.

But it didn't have the CHAdeMO charging port.

I saw one on Ebay.. Can I upgrade?

Calaveras
Posts: 19
Joined: Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:08 pm

Re: 2016 Kia soul EV charging upgrade

Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:21 pm

Unless you are an electrical engineer I would not suggest it. It is more than just the charging port. it affects the BMS and Charger inside the car.
there is a shop in SoCal that installs them in the toyota RAV-4 for instance. they cal it the Jdemo
2016 Leaf S bought used in 2017 24 kWh no QC
2017 Soul EV + bought in 2019 for spouse.
Daily commute is 55 miles round trip with a 1,900 foot elevation climb on the way home. Gold Country California

Tcalp
Posts: 25
Joined: Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:03 am

Re: 2016 Kia soul EV charging upgrade

Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:13 am

They made an EV without a CHAdeMO port ?

notfred
Posts: 402
Joined: Thu May 07, 2015 2:28 pm

Re: 2016 Kia soul EV charging upgrade

Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:50 am

There was a stripped out base model that I think was only sold in California that didn't have a Chademo port. It definitely wasn't available in Canada.

Calaveras
Posts: 19
Joined: Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:08 pm

Re: 2016 Kia soul EV charging upgrade

Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:03 am

@Tcalp
If bought a Leaf S without at DC QC
3.3Kw Charger.
not for road trips, but it does my 50 mile commute fine.
I just charge at night and I am ready to go in the morning.

I would have preferred to have the QC as an option, but I was shopping on price and the S trim was on steep discount.
2016 Leaf S bought used in 2017 24 kWh no QC
2017 Soul EV + bought in 2019 for spouse.
Daily commute is 55 miles round trip with a 1,900 foot elevation climb on the way home. Gold Country California

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