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by CSW
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery degredation
Replies: 204
Views: 64489

Re: Battery degredation

The GOM is not a good way to figure battery capacity, it can vary widely.

I would follow the advice of driving till 1/2 empty and check.
by CSW
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Which year has the best battery?
Replies: 13
Views: 1777

Re: Which year has the best battery?

yessir!

Spark too much fun to shock folks off a stoplight.

My favorite is raced-out civics I can easily outrun.
by CSW
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Which year has the best battery?
Replies: 13
Views: 1777

Re: Which year has the best battery?

Dude, I get like 4.5 mi on a good day......
by CSW
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Which year has the best battery?
Replies: 13
Views: 1777

Re: Which year has the best battery?

Well, if the 2014 battery degrades 2x faster than 2016, the 2014 battery is garbage!

reasons i cited were my rationale for saying it best.

so if 2x faster, than 2016 battery is best!

which is what I have, so great. All is well.
by CSW
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery degredation
Replies: 204
Views: 64489

Re: Battery degredation

Welp, I am committed to the spark now..... for better or worse as it is said. If I can get my place of employ to install a 120v outlet for me to use, I will be golden as I drive 25 miles each way...... and stuck there 8+ hours a day, so even 4 miles an hour of range be great. but that like a big dea...
by CSW
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Which year has the best battery?
Replies: 13
Views: 1777

Re: Which year has the best battery?

2014 prob best. larger capacity for one. simplified cooling system over 15 and 16 models for another, less possible leakage points. only downside? A123 went bankrupt, but they seem to be back in business full-force, but it was only made for 1 year, so maybe getting a replacement more difficult? I he...
by CSW
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery degredation
Replies: 204
Views: 64489

Re: Battery degredation

I have a 2016 Spark with 43k miles on it as of yesterday. I am not happy with the battery degradation...... I drove it yesterday until I had 1 mile of range left, the energy usage screen said I had used 13.2 KWh of energy at 99% usage. So that means my battery capacity is now only 13.2 KWh !!! WEAK!...
by CSW
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: How long does 12v battery last?
Replies: 10
Views: 2360

Re: How long does 12v battery last?

Desulfating? Ok, will check on that, I don't do anything to the battery now.

I checked autozone and O'Riely web-sites and got no returns on a battery for the Spark EV.

I was going to be forced to call the dealer next....... which is almost always unpleasant.
by CSW
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: How long does 12v battery last?
Replies: 10
Views: 2360

How long does 12v battery last?

My 2016 Spark has 40k miles and is now 4 years old. So when does the 12v battery need replacing? I would like to replace it BEFORE it dies and becomes an issue. Also, what is the best replacement part #? I want to use an AGM battery like factory. I found LN1AGM, but that one is no-longer it seems.
by CSW
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Welp, bought my Spark at lease-end....
Replies: 1
Views: 1627

Welp, bought my Spark at lease-end....

I now actually own my first Spark rather than leasing. This was my 3rd Spark I had leased. It is a 2016 and I had put 40,000 miles on it (lease allowed 32,500). Buyout was $10,400. By buying it, I "saved" paying over-mile fees and the $395 lease-end fee. GM Financial, of course, did not budge on the...

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