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by MrDRMorgan
Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery Degradation vs Battery Limited Warranty
Replies: 83
Views: 57327

Re: Battery Degradation vs Battery Limited Warranty

The problem with GM is, they won't give you the number your battery has to hit to qualify for the warranty. Is the calculation for degradation based on a 21kWh battery for a 2016 model? Mine suddenly started dropping this summer, now it's down to 13.5 according to Torque Pro. I am using 19 kWh as b...
by MrDRMorgan
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery Degradation vs Battery Limited Warranty
Replies: 83
Views: 57327

Re: Battery Degradation vs Battery Limited Warranty

3rd: The warranty for 2015-16 Sparks is 40% degradation (2014 was 35%). Pretty sure only 2016 is 40%, both 2014 & 2015 are 35%. I don't have the manual for 2015, but someone in this forum furnished pictures to show that the 2015 was warranted to retain 65% capacity during the warranty period. https...
by MrDRMorgan
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Questions and Data tracking
Replies: 81
Views: 34618

Re: Questions and Data tracking

October 2020 readings: Date........ .. Miles. Capacity (kWh) 05/5/2019 18601 16.1 06/1/2019 18905 15.9 07/3/2019 19259 15.9 08/1/2019 19669 16.3 09/1/2019 19878 16.4 10/2/2019 20190 16.0 11/1/2019 20611 16.0 12/3/2019 20974 15.7 01/1/2020 21176 15.7 02/1/2020 21460 15.4 03/1/2020 21692 15.2 04/1/20...
by MrDRMorgan
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery Degradation vs Battery Limited Warranty
Replies: 83
Views: 57327

Re: Battery Degradation vs Battery Limited Warranty

I have regularly pressed GM to give me a number of battery capacity where the replacement warranty to kick in. So far, no dice. I have a 2016, so I'm not sure of my total capacity. I've been told it was 19kWh, and the warranty said 35% degradation, which would be around 12.5k. Has anybody gotten th...
by MrDRMorgan
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Service Vehicle Soon Light
Replies: 7
Views: 4242

Re: Service Vehicle Soon Light

looking for an update to see what the error was. was it ever fixed? it looks like i have the same error and not sure what it means and what can be done about it. please advise thank you. -2016 spark ev w/ error p1e00 This is what is on the work order dated 19 Dec 2017 "Customer requests diagnosis o...
by MrDRMorgan
Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 2014 Drive battery replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 506

Re: 2014 Drive battery replacement

There was a recent post about this question on this forum. I believe it stated that the battery for the 2014 is no longer but the battery for the 2015 / 2016 can be used with a number of modifications.
by MrDRMorgan
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 2016 vs 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 3012

Re: 2016 vs 2014

I just got back from the post office and grocery shopping and have my first energy page numbers since my last post: Energy used 3.0 kWh Driving and accessories 16% Climate 2% This gives a capacity of 16.7 kWh, which is higher than I expected considering that the Torque Pro number is 15.2 kWh. I rem...
by MrDRMorgan
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 2016 vs 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 3012

Re: 2016 vs 2014

For 5 years, I have had the pleasure of driving a used 2014 2LT w/o DCFC. Absolutely no problems. I have also had the opportunity - my first Spark EV - to drive a leased 2015 Spark EV 2LT with DCFC for three years / 30k miles. Only one problem with some sort of charging issue that required a dealer ...
by MrDRMorgan
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery degredation
Replies: 246
Views: 101637

Re: Battery degredation

I've thought about this a lot. I think it's likely that 30kwh could be fit in the pack, with the improvements that have been made in power density (take the leaf as a somewhat relevant example, which went from 24 to 40kwh in the same space). The challenge IMO is building a solid or "Automotive Grad...
by MrDRMorgan
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery degredation
Replies: 246
Views: 101637

Re: Battery degredation

Has anyone started looking for or found a business that will rebuild the battery in a Spark EV? I've thought about this a lot. I think it's likely that 30kwh could be fit in the pack, with the improvements that have been made in power density (take the leaf as a somewhat relevant example, which wen...

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