YpinEV wrote:From reading with Torque and Soul EV Spy, it shows 96*2 cells managed by BMS. Total voltage also indicate total of 96 groupss. My guess is my car will only use 96 out of available 100, with likely intermediate pack connection (4 not used at all). It would do the math since dealer service department confirm it was mention 28,8kWh on crate (30kWh*96/100). It would also make sense for KIA to have one spare part to fit 2015 to 2019 models.
I will track battery degradation over next months/years and share results. I like the car and i think it will
make very good second car for next 10 years. Time will tell.
I know that our cars have 96 cell pairs in series. You are correct to talk of 96 groups. But I prefer to simplify to 96 cells because that is the terminology that is used by Kia to talk about cell voltages and cell deterioration.
I was wrong to state that they had given you a 30kWh battery with 100 cells. I have edited my previous post.
Your recently installed pack is a 96 cell pack with battery heater which has the newer battery cell chemistry. (37510-E4250R)
Although when looking at the Kia parts website - Kia Soul EV Battery (37510-E4250)
This battery costs $12,293.25 and fits all models both 27kWh and 30kWh
I am sceptical about the accuracy of the capacity written on your pack 28.8kWh. (It is unlikely that a refurbished pack would have a mathematically exact number, and that every one of these packs would be the same). I was also sceptical when my service tech told me that my new battery was 30kWh. The whole point of this thread is my attempts to work out what the actual capacity is.
Do you know if they put the new cells into your original case.
You can see the sticker by looking under the back of the car.
What is your range? How does this compare to when the car was brand new?
Here's my latest GOM range. The best so far after 18 months with the new battery.
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