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by JejuSoul
Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:36 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Comparison Of Fuel Economy for Battery Electric Vehicles
Replies: 24
Views: 46339

Comparison Of Fuel Economy for Battery Electric Vehicles

According to the U.S. Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity the Soul EV is the second most economical EV, just behind the BMW i3. Source: http://avt.inl.gov/fsev.shtml Information in Wh / Miles i3: 261 Soul EV: 264 Leaf: 279 Spark: 290 i-MiEV: 299 Smart: 326 Ford Focus: 347 I found this posted at the Ge...
by JejuSoul
Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:21 pm
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Misc Questions about the Soul EV
Replies: 31
Views: 31098

Re: Misc Questions about the Soul EV

If you start the car, pull it out of the driveway, and shut it off, the next time you start the car that "trip" will have been recorded. In my experience it records everything. The way it calculates the efficiency is very screwy in that it's based on the mi/kWh in the instrument cluster s...
by JejuSoul
Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Going on Vacation - Turn Off 12V Battery with Fusebox Switch.
Replies: 12
Views: 28861

Re: Going on Vacation

Just had a look at the Service Manual. It states you will lose Eco Level, Clock and Radio Presets when you disconnect the 12V battery. The clock on my car was working fine when I reconnected after a month. My best guess is that the clock is reset via the network at bootup if UVO has been setup. This...
by JejuSoul
Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Loading Music onto the Car
Replies: 8
Views: 11492

Re: Loading Music onto the Car

I decided to try loading music onto the car. Yes, it seems you have to load one track at a time and everything goes into the root folder. MyMusic works fine. But I had to spend a while working out how to get back to Bluetooth. Fiddling with buttons helped me find two features I had not seen before. ...
by JejuSoul
Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Loading Music onto the Car
Replies: 8
Views: 11492

Re: Loading Music onto the Car

My 2015 has 667MB available for music/images and 430MB available for downloaded apps.
I have none of either.
I play music using bluetooth audio.
by JejuSoul
Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:37 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Going on Vacation - Turn Off 12V Battery with Fusebox Switch.
Replies: 12
Views: 28861

Re: Going on Vacation

Re-connected the 12V and started the car again today. (4 weeks unused)
The main battery had exactly the same charge as I left.
The only item in the computer reset was the Eco Level.
History, Address Book ... was all still there.
by JejuSoul
Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:28 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Problems with fast chargers.
Replies: 6
Views: 17362

Problems with fast chargers.

- I live on Jeju, an island off the south coast of South Korea. In the last few weeks the number of EV's on the island doubled to about 3000. (Soul fans will be glad to know that more than 1000 of those are Souls). Every car has its own L2 Smart Grid connected c harger and there is a also a fairly s...
by JejuSoul
Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:42 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: L3 Charging rates
Replies: 9
Views: 9312

Re: L3 Charging rates

In future I will collect data for a month and average it out. This will reduce the measurement error. A comparison can then be made between say July 2015 and July 2016. I have the feeling that ambient temperature and humidity make quite a difference so it is probably best to compare like with like.
by JejuSoul
Sat Jul 25, 2015 12:21 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: B Mode
Replies: 27
Views: 28315

Re: B Mode

There is a really good article about magnetic braking here - http://www.bmwblog.com/2015/07/10/a-mag ... tesla-70d/
I have been driving in 'B' mode for the last week and I like it. Single pedal driving has not been well explained in the past.
by JejuSoul
Sat Jul 25, 2015 12:05 am
Forum: General / Main Kia Soul EV Owners Forum
Topic: Little things owners have noticed on the Soul EV
Replies: 45
Views: 46263

Re: Little things owners have noticed on the Soul EV

That BMW article about magnetic braking is really worth a read. First thing I have seen that properly explains 'B' mode. As for the BMW The i3 is rear-wheel drive, and therefore the magnetic braking is through the rear wheels only. Since the front wheels are the most effective at braking (due to wei...

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