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by EVDee
Wed Apr 28, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Trying to implement EV battery claim (updated w/ soulEV info)
Replies: 17
Views: 3799

Re: Trying to implement EV battery claim

I'm doubtful of that SoH reading unless the dealership did a battery calibration, which I've never heard of a single story of.. Basically you need to charge to full, discharge to ~10% and then fully charge to perform a battery calibration (when it's above 10C). If your habits don't fit within the sc...
by EVDee
Tue Apr 27, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery replacement woes
Replies: 5
Views: 1779

Re: Battery replacement woes

If you want the quickest way to do this: Check that the outside temp is above 10C and will be for awhile (like a day or two) Check that your battery pack is also above 10C (OBD2 reader & Torque or SoulSpy needed) Charge to 100% Discharge to 10% (no charging in between) Charge to 100% (no interru...
by EVDee
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Trying to implement EV battery claim (updated w/ soulEV info)
Replies: 17
Views: 3799

Re: Trying to implement EV battery claim

Doubtful they'll have a battery ready for you, mine took over a month to arrive once they approved my replacement - and it took awhile and several visits to get them to do that.. Hopefully your experience proves to be less painful than mine or others.
by EVDee
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Can't find certified Soul Ev. 5 mile commute make it unnecessary?
Replies: 20
Views: 4426

Re: Can't find certified Soul Ev. 5 mile commute make it unnecessary?

I'd be wary of anything a dealer says. For example, the local dealership near me had a 2018 ex-Taxi for sale and according to them it had warranty. Meanwhile the 2016 I was looking at elsewhere didn't according to my local dealer. Why? It had been used as a taxi prior.. When I asked him to explain w...
by EVDee
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:55 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Alternative tires to NEXEN N Blue EV
Replies: 3
Views: 2266

Re: Alternative tires to NEXEN N Blue EV

Mine is currently riding on a complete set of Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 Plus. Not sure how they compare to the Nexen's but I've never had any problems or complaints.
by EVDee
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:28 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Issues after recent recall/software update
Replies: 4
Views: 2699

Re: Issues after recent recall/software update

Sounds silly but, have you or they checked the 12V battery? Often issues like this whether EV or Hybrid, that's the problem.
by EVDee
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: The origin of the 'B' mode setting.
Replies: 18
Views: 30203

Re: The origin of the 'B' mode setting.

There is a "school of thought" that suggests there being more battery degradation due to aggressive/high levels of regenerative braking. Personally I could see how such extremes could be a factor in battery life, but worrying about every little aspect gets in the way of enjoying it. I'd im...
by EVDee
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: High voltage battery
Replies: 4
Views: 4180

Re: High voltage battery

1. Charge to 100% 2. Discharge (without charging in between!) to lower than 20% (the lower the better). 3. Charge to 100% without interruption. If everything happened above 10C, you will have performed a recalibration on your battery pack and should see an updated value both on the GoM but also in t...
by EVDee
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: High voltage battery
Replies: 4
Views: 4180

Re: High voltage battery

Was the car at a low state of charge when you put it on the charger?
Do you normally run your battery down below 20% then fully charge it to 100%?

Basically I'm curious if you recalibrated the battery and this is the updated info from that process.
by EVDee
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: I only get 50 km, 2015 Soul estimates 130.
Replies: 26
Views: 12005

Re: I only get 50 km, 2015 Soul estimates 130.

Yes, I told them about the requirement that the outside temp should be at least 10ºC for this. They checked with Kia HQ and tell me that is not necessary :? So I'll do as I'm told and then go back. Let's see what happens. Perhaps they should read their own documentation.. :roll: https://static.nhts...

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