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by notfred
Wed Sep 09, 2015 3:11 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Car is throwing breaker first for outlet, then main on 110v
Replies: 5
Views: 6540

Re: Car is throwing breaker first for outlet, then main on

You are not fine on the panel if it is tripping. Get an electrician in and get it checked out.
by notfred
Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Canadian availability of the Soul EV
Replies: 63
Views: 62464

Re: Canadian availability of the Soul EV

I'm seeing a lot of people getting their Soul EVs lately (including myself picking up tonight) and I think I know why. While I was at the dealership this week doing the paperwork for mine, a transporter came in (Sorentos rather than Soul EVs) and I overheard the driver and some of the sales staff ch...
by notfred
Thu Jul 23, 2015 4:28 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Canadian availability of the Soul EV
Replies: 63
Views: 62464

Re: Canadian availability of the Soul EV

JimGord wrote:Was waiting since November 2015.
I think you mean 2014, otherwise can I borrow your time machine? :)

Congrats on the car, I've been waiting since April this year so good to see people getting their vehicles at last, hopefully means mine is on the way soon!
by notfred
Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: News and Main Soul EV Forum Discussions
Topic: 2016 differences
Replies: 5
Views: 15788

Re: 2016 differences

In Canada the spec sheet for 2015 had the heat pump on the Luxury model only.
by notfred
Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: News and Main Soul EV Forum Discussions
Topic: 2016 differences
Replies: 5
Views: 15788

2016 differences

Found this on Kia's website. - EVe base model added to standard EV model and luxury. Smaller screen, no backup camera but keeps heated front seats and heated steering wheel - "Sun and Fun" package of sunroof plus speaker lights optional on luxury - EV model now gets heat pump - Battery and...
by notfred
Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: Canadian availability of the Soul EV
Replies: 63
Views: 62464

Re: Canadian availability of the Soul EV

I ordered the same from the same dealer in mid-April. Haven't been told anything about it yet just a vague "should be July" when I called them a couple of weeks ago. I left a message yesterday asking if they have any more details as it is now July and they haven't returned my call yet.
by notfred
Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Soul triggering breaker and pulling too much juice
Replies: 2
Views: 3839

Re: Soul triggering breaker and pulling too much juice

1) Your setup is dangerous. Electric vehicle charging is classed as a "Continuous Load" as it runs for more than 3 hours. Continuous loads should be wired with a breaker and wire at 125% of what is being drawn, or inversely the load should only be 80% of what the breaker and wire are rated...
by notfred
Sat Jun 13, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Maximum driving efficiency
Replies: 16
Views: 16666

Re: Maximum driving efficiency

While you use the same amount of energy purely to accelerate quickly or slowly in a theoretical system, in the real world things will operate more efficiently (less losses e.g. to resistance in the wires) at certain energy flows.
by notfred
Tue Jun 09, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: So I just test drove a 2015 Kia Soul EV
Replies: 28
Views: 27402

Re: So I just test drove a 2015 Kia Soul EV

I ordered mine in April and don't have a delivery date yet. The dealer said last week that they know they have 3 coming in, one of which is a base model that wasn't spoken for and I could drop down from the luxury to that one if I wanted. I want the heat-pump so declined. They also said Kia Canada i...
by notfred
Sat Jun 06, 2015 6:02 am
Forum: Buying a Kia Soul EV
Topic: So I just test drove a 2015 Kia Soul EV
Replies: 28
Views: 27402

Re: So I just test drove a 2015 Kia Soul EV

I think you are looking for a Tesla :) I can understand the limiting of power below 50kph, the Soul EV has super low rolling resistance tyres so why give full power when it is just going to result in wheel spin. Are you sure that turning off Vehicle Stability Control fully disables Traction Control?...

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