Finally got my battery replacement, so I thought I would offer that hope to anyone still waiting (was ordered Oct 13, 2021 arrived Mar 31, 2022 ). I have not probed the new battery with Soulspy yet, but I'm thinking it is a regular 27kW battery as it has not displayed a range above 145km in three charge cycles. Although, after limping along with 44km range for months now, 144km it feels luxurious!
This time around we will be charging to 80% most of the time. If I can get almost 6 years with a battery that I basically abused (highway speeds, mostly 100% charging all the time, etc..). This should at the VERY least, last another 6 years. That means that I would have owned a car for approx 12 years with 220,000km (estimated) with NO maintenance fees whatsoever. Our brakes are not even half worn!
2016 Kia Soul - 42km range and awaiting battery replacement
Eaton 30Amp Power Station charger
122,000kms and counting