bkickie
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My range keeps dropping?

Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:06 am

I bought a 2016 Soul EV+ back in June 2019. When I bought it the range was supposed to be about 92 miles on a full charge. Well, the first month of having the vehicle I would charge at a 100% of the battery (according to the dash) and the range would show anywhere from 78-80 miles after charging. Over the next 6-8 weeks the range after charging has gone from 78 miles, to 72 miles, then 68 miles, and this morning after charging overnight it says 65 miles.

I drive 59 miles one-way to work so this is concerning. Last night I left work with 68 miles range on a full charge (at work). When I pulled into my driveway I had 6 miles remaining until the car died.

Any explanations? I've read where I need to get a Statement of Health on the battery from the dealer.

JeroenE
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Joined: Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:46 am
Location: The Netherlands

Re: My range keeps dropping?

Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:10 am

bkickie wrote:Any explanations? I've read where I need to get a Statement of Health on the battery from the dealer.
Perhaps they BMS software got upgraded and then it resets to "new". It can take a while before the BMS learns the actual SOH.

You can ask a KIA dealer to get a reading or buy a OBD-II dongle and use the Soul Spy app to find out.

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