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by emotodude
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 2014 Spark EV down to 15.3kWh, time to take it to the dealer?
Replies: 16
Views: 276

Re: 2014 Spark EV down to 15.3kWh, time to take it to the dealer?

Here are some battery capacity data points for my 2014 Spark EV w/o DCFC: 17 Aug 15 - 1661 miles - 19.86 kwh from Energy Information screen data 15 Aug 16 - 6021 miles - 18.60 kWh from Energy Information screen data 28 Jun 17 - 10550 miles - 17.73 kWh from Energy Information screen data 20 Jun 18 -...
by emotodude
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 2014 Spark EV down to 15.3kWh, time to take it to the dealer?
Replies: 16
Views: 276

Re: 2014 Spark EV down to 15.3kWh, time to take it to the dealer?

Well, then, it seems that you could easily fight that if they published 21 kWh battery in the spec. When you calculate that you are getting close to passing 35% degradation around (13.6 kWh), bring it in under warranty and have it checked. You still have about 2 1/2 years (and 60,000 miles) to go, ...
by emotodude
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 2014 Spark EV down to 15.3kWh, time to take it to the dealer?
Replies: 16
Views: 276

Re: 2014 Spark EV down to 15.3kWh, time to take it to the dealer?

The lack of concrete battery warranty data is annoying. i.e. 35% after 8 years of what original capacity? That should translate to a known fixed value which should be publicly acknowledged. The original marketing specs were for a 21kWh battery. If somehow, the "useable" is less (and undocumented), a...
by emotodude
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 2014 Spark EV down to 15.3kWh, time to take it to the dealer?
Replies: 16
Views: 276

Re: 2014 Spark EV down to 15.3kWh, time to take it to the dealer?

Thanks for all the info. May I inquire where the "official" battery degradation warranty info is? 35% degradation in ~ 5 years seems pretty excessive, and had I understood that from the get-go I might have been less inclined to purchase the car outright...
by emotodude
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 2014 Spark EV down to 15.3kWh, time to take it to the dealer?
Replies: 16
Views: 276

2014 Spark EV down to 15.3kWh, time to take it to the dealer?

I am the original owner of my 2014 Spark EV, bought in Oct 2013, just ticked over 40,000 miles. Just got back from a short trip and noticed the battery capacity is seemingly getting rather low. By my maths this equates to ~15.3kWh capacity. Time to get it checked at the dealer? What is the warranty ...
by emotodude
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Miles vs age on battery degrading question
Replies: 33
Views: 14649

Re: Miles vs age on battery degrading question

How are you guys determining maximum battery capacity?
by emotodude
Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:03 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: My ReFuel TT experience
Replies: 11
Views: 5313

Re: My ReFuel TT experience

I guess I should have noted that even pushing the Spark "almost" as hard as I could for a full practice session, I had no overheating or power reduction. So I guess it's got that on the Teslas ;p
by emotodude
Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: My ReFuel TT experience
Replies: 11
Views: 5313

Re: My ReFuel TT experience

Even though I've raced on Laguna Seca a number of times, I always find it helpful to brush up in a simulator before going out. iRacing is incredibly realistic and really helps to identify the proper lines.
by emotodude
Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: My ReFuel TT experience
Replies: 11
Views: 5313

My ReFuel TT experience

Took my Spark EV to ReFuel. Unfortunately due to lack of decent charging options I was only able to run the 1st practice and the main TT. I also did a 1/2 dozen autocross sessions. Fortunately I also had a Palatov DP1e to drive :) Got a 2:11 for my TT time, beating out all but a Fiat500e (by a coupl...
by emotodude
Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Spark EV Forum
Topic: Just signed up for REFUEL
Replies: 8
Views: 4634

Just signed up for REFUEL

http://www.refuelraces.com/

Anyone gonna challenge me for fastest Spark lap times? :)

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