RussellGolfs
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Accelerating as much as possible as often as possible ok?

Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:52 pm

So in an ICE I'd very rarely put the pedal to the metal because all that spinning up of the engine at every stop light would surely degrade the engine fast. However, given the simplicity of the motor in the Kia Soul EV (2017) and the lack of gears etc I have been tempted to simply press the accelerator nearly to the floor and launch out of every stop sign with only the care of not squealing the tires preventing me from putting the pedal all the way to the floor.
Am I a fool that would be replacing a motor/drive shaft/ something else much faster if I kept this habit? Or is it really fine to accelerate as fast as possible as often as possible in a KIA Soul EV and that's just a benefit of having electric car?
Note:I'm sure anyone with a stick shift Honda Civic or better that knew how to use it could keep up with or beat me out of all these stop lights if they desired but the fact is they don't desire to damage engines on such frequency so I've felt like a real man scorching other drivers in 0-25mph races lol. Truly enjoy this car so far, just got a few days ago.
Thanks.

RussellGolfs
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Re: Accelerating as much as possible as often as possible ok?

Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:03 pm

Also, anyone know if a fully charged Soul EV accelerates faster than a 30% charged Soul EV?

JejuSoul
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Re: Accelerating as much as possible as often as possible ok?

Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:21 pm

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I did the same when I first got the car.
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notfred
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Re: Accelerating as much as possible as often as possible ok?

Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:01 am

I think you'll find that most EV owners enjoy this. Here's an ad for the Smart EV that plays on this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1iJJZfB7i0

It's added wear to the battery to be doing high power in and out. In the overall scheme of things you are only accelerating for a few seconds at a time, so minimal compared to driving long distances at high speed on the highway.

Battery charge level doesn't matter, it's 81kW. A fully charged battery will be higher volts and lower current, and vice-versa, but the limit is the power. The inverter doesn't care what voltage the battery is as long as it hasn't gone in to turtle mode.

ksoul2084
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Re: Accelerating as much as possible as often as possible ok?

Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:40 pm

Yep, the 10-60 km/h time is more important than 0-60 mph any day. :)

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