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by JAMMan
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 6.6kW charging
Replies: 16
Views: 9474

Re: 6.6kW charging

Chevy Spark EV and Chevy Bolt has a lot in common Do they?? I was unaware they shared ANY parts. From what I gather the two are totally unrelated except that I'm sure Chevy's R&D used information gained from their Spark EV and Volt to create the Bolt. I don't believe there are any shared parts......
by JAMMan
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: First Responder Guides
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: First Responder Guides

There's actually a sticker on the motor/inverter (under the hood) showing emergency personal where to cut power for the battery system as well!
by JAMMan
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Best way to charge for battery life
Replies: 11
Views: 343

Re: Best way to charge for battery life

There have been literally thousands of posts with individuals producing long history and studies of battery data to support their conclusions on the battery degradation over time, use and charging. Honestly though? It's all pretty inconclusive. I haven't seen any hard evidence that charging to 100% ...
by JAMMan
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Juicebox Pro 40
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: Juicebox Pro 40

Just an FYI, although a Juicebox Pro pro brand may not offer smart charging features, the Spark EV has some built-in features that work similar to TOU. In charging settings in the MyLink center screen, you can set the charge to delay so that it won't start charging until middle of the night to save ...
by JAMMan
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Charging while driving
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: Charging while driving

Completely agree with Norton. You cannot charge the vehicle with the charge port while you're driving. The only other options are : 1. Increasing battery capacity (good luck with this one) 2. Adjusting your driving habits to increase your mileage on the battery you do have. Do you HAVE to take the h...
by JAMMan
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Spark EV Forum
Topic: Spark EV Braking Question
Replies: 5
Views: 486

Re: Spark EV Braking Question

It's definitely the car switching from regenerative 'braking' to actual friction pad brakes because regen can only slow the car to about 2-3 mph. Perhaps the software version in your 2014 is better than your 2016, or perhaps there was an update to the software that you're missing from the dealer? I ...
by JAMMan
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Spark EV Forum
Topic: Do you have a Reddit account?
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Re: Do you have a Reddit account?

SparkE wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:17 am
why?
Much livelier discussion. New threads/comments are posted daily whereas this forum might see 1-2 a week.

As an overall resource though, this site has way more historical and thorough information.
by JAMMan
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Torque pro battery capacity guess...
Replies: 34
Views: 1266

Re: Torque pro battery capacity guess...

I think you made the right choice. Earlier this year I bought a 2015 with 12K miles on it, and it had 17 kWh left in battery capacity (according to Torque Pro). During the warm months, I am getting about 100 miles range (around town, including 45-50 mph expressways). I think it's worth the extra $5...
by JAMMan
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: LED Headlight Modification
Replies: 2
Views: 473

LED Headlight Modification

I have had good success with LED's in a few of my old cars with Halogens and the output has been exceptional so I decided to give the Spark an upgrade.I have had great success with the brand Hikari ( www.hikari-led.com ) on my previous cars, specifically the Spark EV needs the H13 base here: https:/...
by JAMMan
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Electrify America Charging Station Problems
Replies: 30
Views: 2055

Re: Electrify America Charging Station Problems

15 July 2019 update: Good meeting today at the EA chargers in Livermore, CA. I met with a representative from EA and a technical representative from ABB, the manufacturer of the chargers. The ABB rep took a lot of charger data as I demonstrated multiple times on two chargers that my 2016 Spark EV c...

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