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by Chris101
Sun May 19, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: 2014 Spark EV FS in the Chicago area
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: 2014 Spark EV FS in the Chicago area

On my 1st 2014 Spark EV I bought in 2017 in Arizona, I renewed my plates in December 2018 for 5 years and it cost me $33. They will now expire December 2023 (Arizona plates) so YES, with an EV, you get the option to renew for 5 years since there is never an Emissions test required. NOTE, however, th...
by Chris101
Sat May 18, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: 2014 Spark EV FS in the Chicago area
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: 2014 Spark EV FS in the Chicago area

Still available for now... probably going to try a new ad on Monday on Ebay.
by Chris101
Fri May 17, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: From 64 mile range to 14 mile range after parked 1 hour! MASSIVE Capacity loss!
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: From 64 mile range to 14 mile range after parked 1 hour! MASSIVE Capacity loss!

The 12Volt battery (original to our 2014 Spark EV) seemed to be the issue. It never went above 12.4 on holding a charge and this new replacement seems to be able to hold 13 to 13.2 in comparison after being charged up. No more issues and everything has been fine. The car has been recharged 3x since ...
by Chris101
Wed May 15, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Vinyl or plastic?
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: Vinyl or plastic?

Bought at Walmart - Turtle Wax Interior 1 (1 step cleaner) cleaned up our 2014 1LT seat surfaces nicely FWIW
by Chris101
Tue May 14, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: From 64 mile range to 14 mile range after parked 1 hour! MASSIVE Capacity loss!
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: From 64 mile range to 14 mile range after parked 1 hour! MASSIVE Capacity loss!

Update is I charged it overnight--- seems totally fine now but we suspect the 12Volt battery is on the way out so we ordered a new one from RockAuto.

I'll be driving today so we'll see how it goes.
by Chris101
Mon May 13, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Commuting 160 miles in a Spark EV
Replies: 19
Views: 415

Re: Commuting 160 miles in a Spark EV

maybe upgrade to the AAA Premier Platinum like we have which gives you up to 200 miles free towing! ... just an idea
by Chris101
Mon May 13, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: From 64 mile range to 14 mile range after parked 1 hour! MASSIVE Capacity loss!
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: From 64 mile range to 14 mile range after parked 1 hour! MASSIVE Capacity loss!

will do... going to try to fully charge it tonight and see what happens
by Chris101
Mon May 13, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: From 64 mile range to 14 mile range after parked 1 hour! MASSIVE Capacity loss!
Replies: 4
Views: 135

From 64 mile range to 14 mile range after parked 1 hour! MASSIVE Capacity loss!

So Our car started out fully charged on Sunday (charged it overnight Saturday). I ran a few short errands on Sunday (nothing big.. only about 14 miles in total).. then today (Monday) had more errands to run (another 16 miles with 4 stops and restarts involved in the process). BUT after parking at Yo...
by Chris101
Mon May 13, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Wrecked 2014 Spark EV for sale Boise area
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Re: Wrecked 2014 Spark EV for sale Boise area

How about posting up photos of how it looks and the damage!
by Chris101
Mon May 06, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: 2014 Spark EV FS in the Chicago area
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: 2014 Spark EV FS in the Chicago area

Our other Spark EV is registered in Arizona that we received plates for 5 years so the plates don't expire until December 2023 (we renewed last year in December)

Our Spark EV registered here in Illinois has plates that expire this December 2019 in comparison.

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