ToyToyToy wrote:...Yesterday I checked the battery status with Torque and got the values shown below. From what I've learned reading this topic, my battery is below average for it's age, right? Should I be worried?..
No. Don't Worry. Your car still has 98% SOH. It is doing fine.
Here's the data for my car. May 2015, 42,500km.
Currently charges to 180km on a full charge. Same as new. Max Det = 11.5% Min Det= 9.8% => Computed SOH = 99.35%
I got a new OBC fitted today so asked Kia to check the battery stats => Actual SOH = 99.2%
Good to confirm that our numbers computed in Torque match the 'real' data.
There are 2 cars on this thread doing amazingly well, but the other 20 are all doing much like mine. We are not going to get a new battery under warranty. But if the line stays linear we are only just going to go over the 10 year 160,000km warranty limit. I still assume though that it will degrade less as the car gets older, primarily because you won't drive so far, or so fast.
It is becoming very clear though that the users on this thread are unusual in that we are all looking after our battery health. I have seen / heard numerous reports from USA / Canada / South Korea of cars with very serious battery degradation. These users do the opposite. Charge to 100%, drive like they stole the car, often down to the very bottom of the battery. These batteries are being replaced after 2 or 3 years.
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