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by flyingpertyhigh
Tue May 28, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: New owner
Replies: 16
Views: 2063

Re: New owner

Nice pic of car. I have another thread on here about how my wife commutes in our 2014 Spark EV 78.5 miles to work everyday without stopping to charge. Our 2014 Spark with 51,000 miles still indicates 82 miles of range with a full charge. You must live where it's warm all the time! 78 miles !!! That...
by flyingpertyhigh
Tue May 28, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Charging Question / New Spark EV Owner
Replies: 17
Views: 2323

Re: Charging Question / New Spark EV Owner

Are you digging deep into the menus for these functions? Honestly the menus don’t let you go deep enough. You can’t set a charging start time directly. You can only do it indirectly by setting peak/off peak times or a setting a stop time and doing the math. You can’t set the charge percentage you w...
by flyingpertyhigh
Mon May 27, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: New owner
Replies: 16
Views: 2063

Re: New owner

Nice pic of car. I have another thread on here about how my wife commutes in our 2014 Spark EV 78.5 miles to work everyday without stopping to charge. Our 2014 Spark with 51,000 miles still indicates 82 miles of range with a full charge. If you ever need to drive anywhere at the edge of your cars ra...
by flyingpertyhigh
Mon May 27, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Charging Question / New Spark EV Owner
Replies: 17
Views: 2323

Re: Charging Question / New Spark EV Owner

I am soooooo confused! :?: I guess it is possible that some of the software updates have changed what happens during charging. My 2014 Spark EV is current with all software updates for which I received notifications from GM. Yea I'm in the same boat. My horn chirps and charging behavior does not ma...
by flyingpertyhigh
Mon May 27, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Commuting 160 miles in a Spark EV
Replies: 24
Views: 2630

Re: Commuting 160 miles in a Spark EV

2014 spark EV no DCFC: @ 14,144 miles, 17.2 kWh; @ 18, 474 miles, 16.2 kWh. Degradation rate: 4330 miles per kWh. (TorquePro) 2015 spark EV with DCFC: @ 1414 miles, 18.8 kWh; @ 18,900 miles, 17.1kWh. Degradation rate: 10,286 miles per kWh. (calculated method) 2016 spark EV with DCFC: @ 10,284 miles...
by flyingpertyhigh
Thu May 23, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Commuting 160 miles in a Spark EV
Replies: 24
Views: 2630

Re: Commuting 160 miles in a Spark EV

This means you could be loosing between 1 an 5.7 kWh or battery capacity per year, which would translate to loosing 6.6 miles or up to 37 miles of range per year. Thanks for the reply. I’m very concerned about long term degradation and it’s effect on her ability to continue this drive long term. I’...
by flyingpertyhigh
Thu May 23, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Commuting 160 miles in a Spark EV
Replies: 24
Views: 2630

Re: Commuting 160 miles in a Spark EV

So just an interesting update on this. I got all the data I posted from my test drive of the route. My wife just drove the route by herself for the first time without stopping on the way to work. With tires inflated cold to 45PSI and the cabin preheated (was 58 this morning), she made it there with ...
by flyingpertyhigh
Fri May 17, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Commuting 160 miles in a Spark EV
Replies: 24
Views: 2630

Re: Commuting 160 miles in a Spark EV

With that in mind, know that driving with the cruise at 55 is probably not the most efficient, nor fastest, way to get there. You'd do better in both time and energy usage to follow (at a reasonable distance - no need to tailgate) a big rig going 60-65. What I'd do is get on the highway, set the cr...
by flyingpertyhigh
Fri May 17, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Commuting 160 miles in a Spark EV
Replies: 24
Views: 2630

Re: Commuting 160 miles in a Spark EV

I used to drive 120 miles a day in my spark. At the time level 3 charging was not available but my car was equipped with it. I would get to work using 50% of my charge. Plug in and charge to full then go home and charge to full again. I have 115K miles now. I only drive 50 miles a day now. I drive ...
by flyingpertyhigh
Wed May 15, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: A "funny" thing happened on the way to CarMax
Replies: 7
Views: 1482

Re: A "funny" thing happened on the way to CarMax

Two things: 1) I'm glad to see that another Spark with very similar mileage (I have 50k) has a similar range estimation at full charge. 2) My sister has a Ford Flex that just one day wouldn't start. She had it towed to Ford, after trying to jump start it, and they told her that they have no idea wha...

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