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by ZuinigeRijder
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Any consumer implementations of vehicle-to-grid with the Kia Soul EV?
Replies: 12
Views: 8971

Re: Any consumer implementations of vehicle-to-grid with the Kia Soul EV?

IIRC - You're limited to around 1kW from the 12v battery. Surge might be a bit higher, but beyond that it's too demanding. A possible good source of information would be from the Prius forums as this is something I've looked at doing myself with my Prius at the time. Now for the OP question: in Nor...
by ZuinigeRijder
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Vehicle-to-Grid Charging.
Replies: 2
Views: 9819

Re: Vehicle-to-Grid Charging.

Here an article about V2H and some calculations if EV or Powerwall is more interesting . This article is of course very dependent on the electricity tariffs. The use of a V2H enabled charger can reduce the electricity bill by up to 85% with the Nissan Leaf 2018, compared to just charging the EV with...
by ZuinigeRijder
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery Ageing Model
Replies: 493
Views: 478039

Re: Battery Ageing Model

- The Soul EV battery is made by SK Innovation. The I oniq Electric battery by LG Chem. Does this mean that before 2017 LG Chem had better battery tech than SK Innovation. We don't have enough data to compare the newer cars yet. - The I oniq Electric battery of the 28 kWh has more Cobalt percentage...
by ZuinigeRijder
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery Ageing Model
Replies: 493
Views: 478039

Re: Battery Ageing Model

IanL wrote:Do the 2016 models have active air cooled batteries? I thought the air cooling fan in the trunk well only appeared in 2017-2018?


Yes, also the 2015 and 2016 models have active air cooled batteries, like the 2017-2018 models.
by ZuinigeRijder
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: 2016 vs 2017 differences worth considering?
Replies: 9
Views: 10501

Re: 2016 vs 2017 differences worth considering?

The difference quick charge speed I mentioned came from the 2017 model year overview: https://www.kiamedia.com/us/en/models/soul-ev/2017 Specifically—"Also new for 2017, the fast charge now provides more energy (94% of charge)...". I think this is only at DC fast charge stations and previ...
by ZuinigeRijder
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: News and Main Soul EV Forum Discussions
Topic: Adding new charging station to maps
Replies: 2
Views: 20807

Re: Adding new charging station to maps

You can add your chargers by adding coordinates. * Press the NAVI head unit key * Select Coordinates to search by coordinates. * Enter the Latitude and Longitude (there are two ways to search by coordinates (D.M.S or Decimal degrees)) * After typing coordinates, press the Done button to search * Pre...
by ZuinigeRijder
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery Ageing Model
Replies: 493
Views: 478039

Re: Battery Ageing Model

My Kia Soul EV from September 2014 has now driven 108251km and the SOH is now 93.55%. Note that the previous owner already got a SOH of approx. 102% after the first year. Seems that it pays off to mainly charge till 80% SOC (yes, my model has still the option to charge till 80%) and try to keep it ...
by ZuinigeRijder
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Kia Soul EV dashboard: ECO electric and SOUL logo, white or green?
Replies: 2
Views: 7200

Re: Kia Soul EV dashboard: ECO electric and SOUL logo, white or green?

Always nice that sometimes you are puzzled and someone else knows the answer. Indeed driving in B-mode makes the backlight green for the "ECO electric" and "SOUL" logo.

I checked the manual, but this behavior is not described, at least I could not find it :mrgreen:
by ZuinigeRijder
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Kia Soul EV dashboard: ECO electric and SOUL logo, white or green?
Replies: 2
Views: 7200

Kia Soul EV dashboard: ECO electric and SOUL logo, white or green?

Hi, I noticed this weekend that the "ECO electric" and "SOUL" logo in the dashboard was green. But yesterday it was was white again. Apparently I am not the only one, because I found these photo's on the internet. https://cleantechnica.com/files/2015/12/KiaSoulEVDashboard.jpg htt...
by ZuinigeRijder
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: 2015 EV+ Android Auto Update
Replies: 4
Views: 19530

Re: 2015 EV+ Android Auto Update

I did get "Android Auto" this week in the Netherlands when my Maps and Software was updated on my Kia Soul EV from September 2014. Note that we do not have UVO in the Netherlands. My software version is: ST.PSEV.EUR.E531. 190321 My maps version is: EUR.11.41.46.553.001. I expect newer maps...

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