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by xylhim
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Moving On
Replies: 16
Views: 24457

Re: Moving On

In some ways it was rather deceptive of Tesla to hold back on 35k Model 3 and instead sell higher margin long range versions first. But I really cannot fault them on this. It would be like asking Chevy to stop selling their high margin SUVs in order to improve their fleet fuel economy. Each brand ha...
by xylhim
Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: There and back again: Spark EV goes to Canada
Replies: 6
Views: 11639

Re: There and back again: Spark EV goes to Canada

jimhewson wrote:Can you tell us what modifications had to be done to import the car into Canada?
Thanks
I never registered it in Canada, so I'm not sure. However, the car has daytime running lights so I'd imagine it wouldn't be a problem to import.
by xylhim
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: There and back again: Spark EV goes to Canada
Replies: 6
Views: 11639

Re: There and back again: Spark EV goes to Canada

hahaha, yeah. One of these stupid things I can say I did in my 20s. Driving in -25 Celsius through Alberta with no heater- felt like I was going to freeze to death.
by xylhim
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: There and back again: Spark EV goes to Canada
Replies: 6
Views: 11639

There and back again: Spark EV goes to Canada

Hi everyone, I posted a couple times here before about how I did a roadtrip in my 2014 Spark EV from Southern California to Edmonton, AB, CAN. In the middle of winter no less. I put together some maps of the back and forth trips. First one is from December 2014, and then when I had to return the car...
by xylhim
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Returning leased Spark EV without LRR tires
Replies: 4
Views: 5503

Re: Returning leased Spark EV without LRR tires

I also returned my Spark with non-stock tires with no penalty.
by xylhim
Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Used Factory Tires?
Replies: 5
Views: 5706

Re: Used Factory Tires?

Great! Check your forum inbox, I sent you a message.
by xylhim
Sun Dec 25, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 60KW charging possible on Spark ?
Replies: 28
Views: 22684

Re: 60KW charging possible on Spark ?

I think the Spark gets a little more than 48kw. It says in the owners manual that the Spark is designed to fully take advantage of 50kW stations. I think when the vehicle is on- that some of the power is being diverted elsewhere, and that it is only really 50kW when the car is off. Notice a similar ...
by xylhim
Sun Dec 25, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Used Factory Tires?
Replies: 5
Views: 5706

Used Factory Tires?

Hello,

I'm looking for a set of used OEM tires for the Spark. Does anyone have any lying around for sale? I need to put on the OEM tires before I return the lease.

PM or reply to the message if you have any leads.
by xylhim
Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Roadtrip back to California from Edmonton
Replies: 14
Views: 12539

Re: Roadtrip back to California from Edmonton

Well, I've made it to Golden, BC. Its been slow going in these really cold temperatures, I've experienced as low as -27 C / - 17 F. Often times the air is so dense that even if I'm going a slight downhill, I'm still having to push against the cold car. This makes it so I'm only getting good regen on...
by xylhim
Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Roadtrip back to California from Edmonton
Replies: 14
Views: 12539

Re: Roadtrip back to California from Edmonton

Leduc, AB to Blackfalds, AB: I just went 65miles and have 7miles of range left. This is driving 53 mph. The temperature was about 7 degrees Fahrenheit. I'm keeping track of my battery capacity as I go. My hypothesis is that this capacity will change significantly depending on ambient temperature. Ri...

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