SoulEV55
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Joined: Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:53 pm
Location: San Diego, Ca

82 Mile Range 100% Charged

Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:17 pm

I purchased my Soul EV about 2 weeks ago. I was promised 93 mile range but should expect closer to 100 miles. I drive very conservatively and rarely run the a/c or heat. So, far I have been experiencing 80-87 miles which has been disappointing. I understand that it depends on driving conditions, etc, but I couldn't be any more conservative with the speed, etc. My last EV readings at 100% charged... only 85, 83 82 miles..... :(

GRA
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Joined: Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:33 pm
Location: E. side of S.F. Bay

Re: 82 Mile Range 100% Charged

Tue Dec 02, 2014 7:34 pm

SoulEV55 wrote:I purchased my Soul EV about 2 weeks ago. I was promised 93 mile range but should expect closer to 100 miles. I drive very conservatively and rarely run the a/c or heat. So, far I have been experiencing 80-87 miles which has been disappointing. I understand that it depends on driving conditions, etc, but I couldn't be any more conservative with the speed, etc. My last EV readings at 100% charged... only 85, 83 82 miles..... :(

Speed? Weather? Terrain? Heat/defroster on how rarely? Load? Any or all of these will affect your range, as will your driving habits. It helps if you list your city and state in your profile, so people can get a general idea of what part of the country you're in when considering range issues.

SoulEV55
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Joined: Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:53 pm
Location: San Diego, Ca

Re: 82 Mile Range 100% Charged

Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:58 am

I live and work in San Diego so the weather is very moderate. So far I haven't had need for heat or defrost. Also, I haven't been using the a/c because I am trying figure out the maximum range I can achieve. My compute is about 15 miles with about half city streets half highway. I also have a regular trip that is 40 miles each way mostly highway at 65 mph. This trip puts me at 0 range when I return. I took the vehicle to the dealer yesterday, so it will be interesting what they determine. Everything else with the car has been awesome, but obviously the range is a major concern.

Zelenec
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Location: sLOVEnia

Re: 82 Mile Range 100% Charged

Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:20 am

Is it the case you have mostly uphill road to your home (last 20 miles)? I suppose your range is calculated using last aprox. 20 miles consumption before recharging.
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Avitt
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Joined: Sat Nov 01, 2014 1:17 pm

Re: 82 Mile Range 100% Charged

Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:12 am

EPA range for the Soul EV is 79.7 Highway, 103.6 City, and 93 Combined. So if your commute is primarily on the freeway, you're in the expected range.

http://insideevs.com/2015-kia-soul-ev-gets-official-epa-range-rating-93-miles-city-range-will-blow-mind/

Tomlamb
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Joined: Wed Oct 15, 2014 4:19 pm

Re: 82 Mile Range 100% Charged

Sat Dec 06, 2014 2:27 pm

I have seen the same on mine, if you leave the climate control in auto, it reduces the range on the meter, try turning it to off if you haven't already done so. Try looking at the energy screen that shows what is using power (electronics, drive motor, or cliamate). Also, uphill does use a lot more power (especially freeway speed uphill). I live on a hill with a 62 mile RT commute and I get to work using only 15-20% of the battery, but when I get home I am between high 30's or 40"s remaining depending on how much traffic slows the average speed down. I drive it like a regular car mostly in "B" and my recharged range readout is between 90 and 110 depending on traffic for my route home.

SparkySoul
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Joined: Mon Dec 08, 2014 1:36 pm

Re: 82 Mile Range 100% Charged

Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:04 pm

I just picked up my EV on Saturday, so little real world experience with it so far. I don't know what charging method you are using, but I recall the manual mentioning that using a Quick Charge station too often can reduce the overall range seen at 100%

Gamercore
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Re: 82 Mile Range 100% Charged

Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:20 am

My car is doing the same. I always charge it at home using a standard outlet and when I first got the car, it used to show 93 miles when at 100% charge. Now, for some odd reason, it's only showing 83 mi when fully charged to 100%. What gives?

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