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by Synergy3214
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: New 2018 Soul EV with Onboard Charger Failure
Replies: 7
Views: 20820

Re: New 2018 Soul EV with Onboard Charger Failure

Just an update here. Kia offered me is $8,500 as a goodwill offer if I keep the car after it’s repaired. This more than pays for the term of lease, and along with the $2,500 I get back from MA, I actually made quite a bit of money. I have to say, once you get to the highest level escalation and you’...
by Synergy3214
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: New 2018 Soul EV with Onboard Charger Failure
Replies: 7
Views: 20820

Re: New 2018 Soul EV with Onboard Charger Failure

Well the part keeps getting pushed back to a further ETA. Evidently the dealership does have on-board chargers laying around that they could install. But Kia will not let them, and instead will only let the dealer install this OBC that is in "transit". It is really troubling to have a 2018...
by Synergy3214
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: New 2018 Soul EV with Onboard Charger Failure
Replies: 7
Views: 20820

New 2018 Soul EV with Onboard Charger Failure

Hi All, After my 2016 Soul EV met an early end due to someone rear-ending me. I decided to go out and lease a 2018 Soul EV because of the slightly larger battery. I picked up the car from the dealer on the 1/23, drove around for a few days, maybe 50 or so miles, then went to plug in the car. The thr...
by Synergy3214
Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Just leased a '16 Soul EV
Replies: 13
Views: 26487

Re: Just leased a '16 Soul EV

Hey there Astevens, My range hasn't been all that great, due to the below freezing temperatures we've been having recently. On a full charge I reckon around 75-80 miles with the heat on, and Eco mode engaged. The heating system is wicked efficient in the Soul EV so don't feel too terrible if you lea...
by Synergy3214
Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: High pitch whine?
Replies: 32
Views: 34064

Re: High pitch whine?

I hear this too. Did you not hear this sound when you took the car on a test drive? My previous Volt and Leaf didn't make this sound, and it does seem unique to each Kia Soul EV. I heard it on my test drive, and I usually have some sort of music playing so it doesn't bother me. Let us know if they l...
by Synergy3214
Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Newer Soul EVs and battery pack upgrades
Replies: 26
Views: 39380

Re: Newer Soul EVs and battery pack upgrades

Nice, although just a 3kWh bump, looks like with the other efficiency improvements this will keep the Soul EV somewhat competitive :)
by Synergy3214
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Pictures, Videos of the Soul EV
Topic: Show us a picture of your Soul EV! ..
Replies: 71
Views: 169477

Re: Show us a picture of your Soul EV! ..

Soul EV from snowy New England:

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by Synergy3214
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Litterally Just Got Home With After My First Drive.
Replies: 2
Views: 12099

Re: Litterally Just Got Home With After My First Drive.

Hi There!!

i recently just leased a Soul EV too, the deal was too irresistible to resist eh! Glad to see you were able to exceed the EPA range, i hope you come back and chat on the forum every once and awhile, the Soul EV seems to be the best kept secret in the EV realm.

Congrats on your purchase!
by Synergy3214
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: 2018 Soul EV
Replies: 12
Views: 25832

Re: 2018 Soul EV

Hmmm, so a 30kWh battery eh? I feel like a 3kWh bump isn't really that great. Nissan did a good bump from 24 -> 30. If the 2018 Soul EV got a bump from 27 to say, 33, that would be a bit more competitive. The three extra 3Kw is only going to give the driver, an extra 10 miles or so? An extra 20 woul...
by Synergy3214
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Just leased a '16 Soul EV
Replies: 13
Views: 26487

Just leased a '16 Soul EV

Hello All, I was on a lease with a 2015 Volt, until I was rear-ended and the Volt was totaled. And so, what an interesting time for this to happen. Here in MA, the Bolt was just arriving at dealership, and I was dead set on leasing one of those. 238 miles of range I thought, amazing! However, after ...

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