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by FLKiaEV
Sat Apr 16, 2022 7:13 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 2016 Soul EV+ Battery Replacement - Remanufactured?
Replies: 39
Views: 81269

Re: 2016 Soul EV+ Battery Replacement - Remanufactured?

Good to know, Mdbuilder. I'll report back on how many miles I end up with with a full charge once I get my car back.
by FLKiaEV
Tue Apr 12, 2022 9:02 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 2016 Soul EV+ Battery Replacement - Remanufactured?
Replies: 39
Views: 81269

Re: 2016 Soul EV+ Battery Replacement - Remanufactured?

Cool. REALLY looking forward to getting my car back! The battery pack is scheduled to arrive at the port in California on or around April 25, but with the slow pace of the unloading of freighters I'm hoping that it won't be sitting on a boat at the port for another 2 or 3 months waiting to be unload...
by FLKiaEV
Fri Apr 08, 2022 3:35 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 2016 Soul EV+ Battery Replacement - Remanufactured?
Replies: 39
Views: 81269

Re: 2016 Soul EV+ Battery Replacement - Remanufactured?

Is that the usable capacity or does that 28.8 include the buffer?
by FLKiaEV
Thu Apr 07, 2022 9:22 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 2016 Soul EV+ Battery Replacement - Remanufactured?
Replies: 39
Views: 81269

Re: 2016 Soul EV+ Battery Replacement - Remanufactured?

Ah, that's great to hear IanL! I was kind of hoping they'd replace it with the slightly larger 2018 battery pack (30KWH instead of 27KWH), but either way I'll be happy to be seeing 100-ish miles of range. Wow, 4 years old and still holding at 100%? That's great! I will definitely be taking extra sup...
by FLKiaEV
Wed Apr 06, 2022 6:53 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 2016 Soul EV+ Battery Replacement - Remanufactured?
Replies: 39
Views: 81269

Re: 2016 Soul EV+ Battery Replacement - Remanufactured?

UPDATE: Amazing coincidence, but on my way to work today I got a call from Kia Consumer Relations telling me that my battery is FINALLY leaving Korea and that it will hit the California port on April 25th. After being sent to one of Kia's parts warehouses and then to my actual dealership it will pr...
by FLKiaEV
Wed Apr 06, 2022 8:31 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 2016 Soul EV+ Battery Replacement - Remanufactured?
Replies: 39
Views: 81269

Re: 2016 Soul EV+ Battery Replacement - Remanufactured?

Exactly my thoughts, biffidum: I will be charging to 80% most of the time with the occasional 100% charge only because I hear that it helps to calibrate the battery if it is fully charged approximately once every 10 cycles or so. I've now been waiting 4 months and about 12 days, but I SHOULD be gett...
by FLKiaEV
Mon Mar 14, 2022 7:32 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 2016 Soul EV+ Battery Replacement - Remanufactured?
Replies: 39
Views: 81269

Re: 2016 Soul EV+ Battery Replacement - Remanufactured?

Yep. Twelve more days and it will be 4 months that I've been waiting for a battery. I have been assured that it is being manufactured and then being shipped, but it seems that even Kia Consumer Affairs can't get much more info than that. At least the dealership gave me a loaner car - a gas 2021 Hyun...
by FLKiaEV
Thu Jan 20, 2022 4:34 pm
Forum: Modifications and Accessories
Topic: Upgrading the radio/navigation unit
Replies: 1
Views: 3523

Upgrading the radio/navigation unit

My navigation unit is working fine, but I was wondering if anyone has had any luck installing an aftermarket unit for better UI performance. I've seen installation videos on YouTube for such a thing, but they are for the ICE version and so they have no battery info integration. Any ideas?
by FLKiaEV
Thu Jan 20, 2022 4:31 pm
Forum: Modifications and Accessories
Topic: Battery Upgrades?
Replies: 2
Views: 4201

Re: Battery Upgrades?

It's certainly possible but I don't think the Kia Soul EV market is big enough for the outside investment (both time and $$$) to create such a thing. The first generation Nissan Leaf has a much better battery replacement community simply because there were far more of them sold (and also because the...
by FLKiaEV
Thu Jan 20, 2022 4:05 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 2016 Soul EV+ Battery Replacement - Remanufactured?
Replies: 39
Views: 81269

Re: 2016 Soul EV+ Battery Replacement - Remanufactured?

My 2016 Kia Soul EV has been at my local Kia dealer since November 26, 2021 waiting for the replacement battery to arrive. Luckily, a) it's covered under warranty and b) they have supplied me with a loaner car, a 2021 Hyundai Sonata. Nice car, but every day I am reminded why I miss my EV! So next We...

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