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by BEANS
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Replacement Battery Cost
Replies: 52
Views: 31867

Re: Replacement Battery Cost

Using current 60ah cells instead of the 2016 Sparks 27ah cells, you’d get a respectable 170+ mile range, which would make the Spark one of the best value used EVs on the market. When the AHs get up to 75-80, it’ll be a no brained, since it’ll have over 200 mile range.
by BEANS
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Replacement Battery Cost
Replies: 52
Views: 31867

Re: Replacement Battery Cost

JPL wrote: You don't need to be a genius to do this.

It's just slightly more complex than an electric bicycle, a laptop or a battery drill
You don’t know what you’re talking about. Many people have tried but can’t get past the software. It disables your vehicle if you tamper with the original design.
by BEANS
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Replacement Battery Cost
Replies: 52
Views: 31867

Re: Replacement Battery Cost

First of all, let’s do the math on a typical Spark EV battery: - 18.4 kw usable (2015-2016) or 19.4 actual. GM takes 5% out to keep the batteries from fully charging or discharging. - 18.4 x 4 mi per kWh = 73.6 mi range (This should be a conservative number) - The LG Chem Cells should be good for 3,...
by BEANS
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Charging while driving
Replies: 2
Views: 1416

Charging while driving

I’m certain someone has covered this topic before, but things change, and people hack the systems. I’m curious if anyone knows if it’s possible to charge the Spark EV or Bolt EV while on the move. I have both vehicles, and I love them both, the Spark is the one that I’d like to implement this on the...
by BEANS
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Trailer hitch with lighting cable installed for 350$ can
Replies: 6
Views: 5182

Re: Trailer hitch with lighting cable installed for 350$ can

I also had the same idea. There’s a small aluminum trailer for sale that’s 170 lbs, plus the battery pack (approximately 450-500 lbs). So, call it 650-700 lbs total, the car is designed for that much weight in passengers and cargo alone. If you put the batteries in parallel, I don’t expect the batte...
by BEANS
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Range extending battery
Replies: 1
Views: 1135

Range extending battery

I am new to the forum. I recently purchased a 2016 Spark EV and I love it, except for the range. I was expecting an 82ish mile range, but since I live in Phoenix AZ, I use the AC constantly, which brings my range down to about 65. I’m certain that someone has already thought to do this, but things a...

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