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by DrivingForce
Mon May 09, 2022 9:39 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Roof top carrier vs trailer hitch cargo rack? Effect on mileage
Replies: 6
Views: 995

Re: Roof top carrier vs trailer hitch cargo rack? Effect on mileage

Ah, sorry I meant a trailer hitch-mounted cargo box that sits behind the rear bumper, not a trailer. That way the frontal area of the car isn't changed. Its not just an issue of the frontal area. A protrusion at the rear may create a fair amount of turbulence in the airflow, which causes drag. Ask ...
by DrivingForce
Tue Apr 19, 2022 6:34 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Roof top carrier vs trailer hitch cargo rack? Effect on mileage
Replies: 6
Views: 995

Re: Roof top carrier vs trailer hitch cargo rack? Effect on mileage

Ah, sorry I meant a trailer hitch-mounted cargo box that sits behind the rear bumper, not a trailer. That way the frontal area of the car isn't changed.

I've noticed my Soul is extremely susceptible to head winds when it comes to range reduction. A roof top box might cause a similar situation.
by DrivingForce
Mon Apr 18, 2022 9:04 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Roof top carrier vs trailer hitch cargo rack? Effect on mileage
Replies: 6
Views: 995

Roof top carrier vs trailer hitch cargo rack? Effect on mileage

Going on a 300 mile round trip beach trip with the family and need a solution to increase cargo. Roof top box seems simplest, but I'm afraid it could decrease my range on the highway substantially. Anybody have any idea if a trailer hitch unit is better for this?
by DrivingForce
Thu Dec 30, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: AC Condensate Drain Clogged?
Replies: 0
Views: 3934

AC Condensate Drain Clogged?

It's winter now, but I felt like when it was summertime, there was never a huge pool of water dripping under the car when the AC was running. There was some for sure, but not as much as I'd expect compared to other cars. I have this faint musty/funky smell from the car, and now I notice sometimes on...
by DrivingForce
Sun Nov 28, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 2016 Soul EV+ ... is my battery eligible for replacement?
Replies: 20
Views: 37873

Re: 2016 Soul EV+ ... is my battery eligible for replacement?

I don't think battery replacement touches the coolant system, that's all under the hood while the battery is under the car. I would check your coolant level and I definitely agree with taking it to the dealer for them to log the error code. If they did touch the coolant system it may be that they d...
by DrivingForce
Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 2016 Soul EV+ ... is my battery eligible for replacement?
Replies: 20
Views: 37873

Re: 2016 Soul EV+ ... is my battery eligible for replacement?

OK, so I've had the car for a few days. Did a 30 mil-ish highway drive, and then ended up with about 30% SOC. Then at a stop light I floored the energy pedal up a hill to about 35-40mph. I noticed at that time an EV Warning light came on the dash. I scanned for codes and got P0C73 - Motor Electronic...
by DrivingForce
Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery Replacement Summary
Replies: 2
Views: 16923

Re: Battery Replacement Summary

This sounds exactly like my experience, and the same model year with similar mileage. Even the same concerns I started to have in the summertime. :) I wouldn't say communication was great. The Kia Customer Service rep never seemed to have useful timelines for anything, but I attribute this to the su...
by DrivingForce
Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 2016 Soul EV+ ... is my battery eligible for replacement?
Replies: 20
Views: 37873

Re: 2016 Soul EV+ ... is my battery eligible for replacement?

So I just did my first driving test. Using the %SOC from Soul Spy for the field "battery.SOC_pct", I traveled 61.9 miles and used up 61.5% of charge. That was mostly at 65 mph speed in ambient temperatures around 50F. At highway speed, that would extrapolate to about 100 miles range. I'm s...
by DrivingForce
Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 2016 Soul EV+ ... is my battery eligible for replacement?
Replies: 20
Views: 37873

Re: 2016 Soul EV+ ... is my battery eligible for replacement?

I just got my car back today with a remanufactured battery pack. I don't know if it's the 27kWh pack or the 30kWh. Right now the GOM is still only reading 48 miles when 100% charged, but I drove 3.7 miles and only used 3% of charge, so it's looking good so far. Soul Spy is showing 96 cells so I thin...
by DrivingForce
Mon Nov 01, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 2016 Soul EV+ Battery Replacement - Remanufactured?
Replies: 39
Views: 81267

Re: 2016 Soul EV+ Battery Replacement - Remanufactured?

Just curious, but this 70% SOH guarantee seems a little ridiculous. In theory, if they gave you a 70% battery and then in a year it deteriorated to 65%, they'd have to replace it again. Makes much more sense to give owners the best replacements available.

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