turtle mode going up hills

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Aug 11, 2023
My Soul EV has just recently started going into turtle mode when I am going up an extended hill. Is this normal and if not, how can I fix it?

I think your battery is the likely cause. It probably has one or more sick cells. You can have a look with the SoulEVSpy Android app. You will need a bluetooth dongle to do that - KONNWEI KW902 is recommended.

Alternatively, take it to a KIA dealer, and ask for a SOH (not a SOC) - if it is less than 70% you should get a replacement if still under warranty.