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by techrider
Sun Apr 24, 2022 4:37 pm
Forum: General / Main Kia e-Soul Forum for Owners
Topic: Are rear passengers’ window and seat heater controls supposed to be backlit?
Replies: 0
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Are rear passengers’ window and seat heater controls supposed to be backlit?

I never noticed this before and now I’m wondering if the rear seat window and seat heater controls are backlit or illuminated? I know the front seat ones are. The other night, well after sunset, my rear seated passengers asked me where the seat heater controls are. I said “Right in front of the wind...
by techrider
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General / Main Kia e-Soul Forum for Owners
Topic: Just picked up Soul EV 2020 Limited in Vancouver
Replies: 31
Views: 74543

Re: Just picked up Soul EV 2020 Limited in Vancouver

... I'm averaging 5 km (3.1 mile) of range per 1 kWh. ... I look forward to seeing how much more range I get from a charge as the weather shifts to summer temperatures. As of August I'm achieving 6 km (3.7 mile) of range per 1 kWh, so I expect to average 5.5 km (3.4 mile) of range per 1 kWh over ea...
by techrider
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: General / Main Kia e-Soul Forum for Owners
Topic: Just picked up Soul EV 2020 Limited in Vancouver
Replies: 31
Views: 74543

Re: Just picked up Soul EV 2020 Limited in Vancouver

And don’t forget the lack of roof rails that all other territories seem to have. (Even in the manual it’s shown as having rails) regardless, we love ours so far. Just picked up 2 weeks ago from West Coast Kia in Pitt Meadows. Right! I think Thule will still have a workable solution, but rails would...
by techrider
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General / Main Kia e-Soul Forum for Owners
Topic: Just picked up Soul EV 2020 Limited in Vancouver
Replies: 31
Views: 74543

Re: Just picked up Soul EV 2020 Limited in Vancouver

I just picked up mine - first KIA! Overall I'm very happy with it and look forward to being a part of the community here. Still loving the vehicle, and here's a quick follow up, related to the vehicle's range. I've had the car for 5 weeks, and where I live it's mild winter conditions. That means th...
by techrider
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: level 2 charging cables/charging rate
Replies: 10
Views: 24789

Re: level 2 charging cables/charging rate

Update: So I finally got around to installing a new 20A circuit for the new cheapo 16A 240V in-line charge adapter (about $200 on Amazon) we’ve been using it for about a week now and I can’t imaging needing anything more. It can charge from 30% to 90% easily overnight (12hrs) Definitely the way to ...
by techrider
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: General / Main Kia e-Soul Forum for Owners
Topic: Just picked up Soul EV 2020 Limited in Vancouver
Replies: 31
Views: 74543

Re: Just picked up Soul EV 2020 Limited in Vancouver

After I picked up my 2020 Soul EV, I was a little surprised and confused when I first came to this forum, then visited the US Kia website, to discover that my car is being described as a future 2021 model for US customers. They're up here in Canada and include the 120V trickle charter, Winter mode (...
by techrider
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: City and Cruise type chargers?
Replies: 7
Views: 20591

Re: City and Cruise type chargers?

The manual estimates a charge time of 9 hours and 35 minutes for the “Cruise-type” (i.e.64kWh) battery, using a level 2 AC charger. What’s frustrating is that the manual doesn’t state the performance specs of the level 2 charger assumed to be used (e.g. 20A, 30A, 50A?) in the charge time estimate. I...
by techrider
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: level 2 charging cables/charging rate
Replies: 10
Views: 24789

Re: level 2 charging cables/charging rate

I've been delving into this for a few days now. Of course I want the 50A 240V circuit, but the 200A service upgrade and surgery necessary to my home (100A service is recessed into the home, not surface mounted) is beginning to look cost-prohibitive. I'm going to see if I can squeeze out one more 20A...
by techrider
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: General / Main Kia e-Soul Forum for Owners
Topic: Just picked up Soul EV 2020 Limited in Vancouver
Replies: 31
Views: 74543

Re: Just picked up Soul EV 2020 Limited in Vancouver

mactech wrote:Congratulations on your new KIA Soul EV techrider!.
Thanks for the answers and info!
by techrider
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: General / Main Kia e-Soul Forum for Owners
Topic: Just picked up Soul EV 2020 Limited in Vancouver
Replies: 31
Views: 74543

Re: Just picked up Soul EV 2020 Limited in Vancouver

I just picked up mine - first KIA! Overall I'm very happy with it and look forward to being a part of the community here. After a week of ownership my thoughts are: ➕ Strengths: A comfortable, quiet and fun ride Great visibility and lots of headroom, including the 2nd row Super bright headlights ➖ W...

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