How have these second batteries held up?
The second generation batteries in the 2016 Kia Soul EV have held up very well. In a recent study by InsideEVs, a 2016 Soul EV with a replacement battery was able to achieve a range of 100 km (62 miles) on a single charge, which is very close to the original EPA range of 111 miles.
Will this 2016 EV have a pretty good battery health for another 3-5 years?
It is difficult to say for sure how long a specific battery will last, but based on the data available, it is likely that a 2016 Kia Soul EV with a replacement battery will have a pretty good battery health for another 3-5 years.
Do replacement batteries get a new warranty? is the original 10yr/100,000mi still in effect?
Replacement batteries typically come with a new warranty, typically 5 years or 60,000 miles. However, it is important to check with the dealer or manufacturer to confirm the specific warranty terms for the replacement battery.
Is there really no way to remotely control the charging now that 3G is gone? Or are there chargers that I can remotely program?
There are a few ways to remotely control the charging of a 2016 Kia Soul EV, even though 3G is gone. One option is to use a smart charger that supports Wi-Fi or cellular connectivity. Another option is to use a third-party device like the ChargePoint Home Flex charger, which can be remotely controlled using the ChargePoint app.
Anything else I should think about/ask?
Here are a few other things to think about or ask when considering buying a 2016 Kia Soul EV with a replacement battery:
Ask the dealer for more information about the replacement battery, including why it was replaced and when.
Get a State of Health (SOH) report for the battery. This will give you an idea of how much of the battery's original capacity remains.
Ask about the warranty on the replacement battery.
Make sure that the car has been serviced regularly and that all of the maintenance is up to date.
Be aware that the range of the car will be reduced in cold weather.
Overall, the 2016 Kia Soul EV is a great car, and a replacement battery can give it a new lease on life. Just be sure to do your research and ask the right questions before you buy. That's help from NBA2King