Omar wrote:...Now in the Jordanian market, there are many Souls that have their batteries degraded sharply. I can see that around 2 thirds of the cars offered for sale (around 30 cars usually) actually have degraded batteries.
That sounds possible if most of these cars have been bought over from the US. In 2014 and 2015 most of the Soul EVs in the US were in the warmer states. (California, Georgia, Texas) It is the heat that has caused such rapid degradation. With very high ambient temperatures the battery will degrade fast irrespective of how the car is driven.
Here's a poll from the Kia Soul EV facebook page. A third of the US owners have done or soon expect battery replacement.
The poll will include all the newer 2018 cars that don't have degraded batteries yet.
And all the Soul EVs in the cooler climate of the Pacific North West.
The rest of the world is at about 10% on this poll. I expect this number to increase considerably before warranty expires.
I was told at the Kia service center that many owners here are experiencing sudden deterioration after about 80,000km.
Omar wrote:...There are around 15 cars with degraded batteries. Their prices start from 11,000 dollars up to 14,500 dollars. Good cars prices are around 17,000 dollars....
If we talk about the price of used 2015 Soul EV's here on Jeju island, It is between 12,000 to 14,000 USD. The state of the battery is irrelevant. What matters is the odometer. My car with a replaced battery will not gain any value at all from the price I bought it for six months ago. This makes sense if you realise that the most important factor is when the warranty expires. I doubt this is the reason for the valuations, but it does make sense.
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