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by qrper
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Six months with my 2016 Spark EV
Replies: 0
Views: 3666

Six months with my 2016 Spark EV

Gang... My wife and I have owned this spark EV now for about six months. We both throughly enjoy the car... But there are some issues that I think will keep most people from taking the plunge to a EV. Some of my observations: The cold weather beats the battery up. Summer time range was about 100 mil...
by qrper
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: battery range and cold weather
Replies: 13
Views: 3717

Re: battery range and cold weather

I do have the car plugged into a level II EVSE. I've pushed the 'remote start' button on the fob, but I can't tell if it does anything.
The car seems as cold wether you just get in or use the remote start while plugged in.

Am I missing something here?

mike
by qrper
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: battery range and cold weather
Replies: 13
Views: 3717

Re: battery range and cold weather

I'm in Ohio. Not exactly the sunshine state in winter. It seemed that every time I got into the spark, the range dropped when it gets cold, I'm talking mid 20s to mid 30s here. I rarely use the heater on the way to someplace, and only when I'm on my way back do I turn the heat on. The cabin heater r...
by qrper
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: battery range and cold weather
Replies: 13
Views: 3717

Re: battery range and cold weather

Thanks for the note. I was beginning to think there was something amiss with the battery pack. Since we're not even into winter yet, I glad i still have my ICE autos. From your experience, will I see even more drop in range when we hit the low teens in temperature? And!! Will I get the capacity back...
by qrper
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: battery range and cold weather
Replies: 13
Views: 3717

battery range and cold weather

Gang, It's been a while since I was on this forum. My 2016 spark works fine. However, I've noticed now that the weather is turning colder, my battery range has really tanked. I purchased this car in june with 9200 miles on it. It's a 2016 by the way. In the summer, I'd see after a full level 2 charg...
by qrper
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Something odd with both displays
Replies: 5
Views: 2443

Re: Something odd with both displays

The other day, I stopped by the local chevy dealer. I asked the service man if they had a 'certified' EV car tech. They did. They employ one guy. Okay, that's cool. There can't be too much demand for one here in ohio. Anyway I talked to the service manager, and he wanted to see what I was talking ab...
by qrper
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Something odd with both displays
Replies: 5
Views: 2443

Something odd with both displays

Gang... on the main display, the one under the steering wheel, on the speedometer the top half of the digits are noticeably dimmer than the bottom half. I also notice this on the info screen when the radio is off and only the time is display. Again, the top half of all the LARGE digits are dimmer th...
by qrper
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Fan only... no AC or heater
Replies: 3
Views: 1878

Re: Fan only... no AC or heater

Great!

Thanks.. I just knew there had to be a way to run the fan without air or heater.

mike
by qrper
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Fan only... no AC or heater
Replies: 3
Views: 1878

Fan only... no AC or heater

Gang..

Is there a way to turn on the fan without using the AC (or the heater) ?

It's been so cool (and wet!) here in Ohio that even the AC in the house remains off.

Thanks!
by qrper
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: I pulled the trigger! New to us chevy spark
Replies: 5
Views: 2403

Re: I pulled the trigger! New to us chevy spark

Yup, that's the one I used. It's amazing the number of public charging stations around me in Ohio, like I said, most of them are at hotels. About 20 miles from me is C&S Titanium that has a solar powered level II charger. If I could figure out how to attach a photo, I'd show the solar panels and cha...

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