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by NORTON
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: New Chevy Spark EV owner
Replies: 10
Views: 152

Re: New Chevy Spark EV owner

....t for $88.99 for each tire. They get $26/tire for mount, balance, and road hazard warranty. .. You haven't been looking everywhere..... I hate to admit it,, but,, what about $52 tires, free shipping, no tax, then you take them to any good ol'boy tire shop and have them mounted and balanced? I b...
by NORTON
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: New Chevy Spark EV owner
Replies: 10
Views: 152

Re: New Chevy Spark EV owner

Just keep in mind there is a break in period for tires.

And also, if you put new tires on and also the weather happens to drop 20-30° during the first few weeks of driving on the new tires,
you will definitely see less range displayed.
by NORTON
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Replacement Battery Cost
Replies: 52
Views: 23238

Re: Replacement Battery Cost

Guys, a 60 Ah cell is going to be much larger than a 27 Ah cell.
Where are you going to put these bigger cells? :?:

As I said up a few.... I suspect if replacement cells with a similar physical size could be used,,,
and that is only on the '14's because of the simple 'plate' TMS.
by NORTON
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Option Label
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: Option Label

What is the question again?
Are you talking about the original 'Window Sticker'?

These fun little EV S-boxes had very few 'options'.
There was LT1 and LT2 and, I think, the only option was the $750 DCFC option, which is a must have!
by NORTON
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery Warranty is bogus
Replies: 4
Views: 423

Re: Battery Warranty is bogus

Good job on calling in the Mothership !! :)

Hopefully field service engineers will be calling the shots and not the local yocals on your repair.
I wish dealerships were encouraged to get tech support at the first sign of an EV repair being over their heads. :cry:
by NORTON
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Bad 12V battery equals disabled car
Replies: 39
Views: 16035

Re: Bad 12V battery equals disabled car

SparkE wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:17 am
...Without a working 12V battery your EV will NOT work.
This true of all cars, no?
( I guess an old manual ICE with a weak battery can be push started.... ;) )

But having a small Li-ion 'Boost Pack' or whatever they are called, can set you up to be someone's Hero some day !!! :mrgreen:
by NORTON
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Replacement Battery Cost
Replies: 52
Views: 23238

Re: Replacement Battery Cost

@NORTON Does your 2014 have DCFC? If yes, do you use it often? I have a theory about the 2014 Spark EV battery aging better and another about not using DCFC as often. Curious to know if I'm wrong. Yes, it does have DCFC. I use it for every airport run and rarely on a busy weekend. All in all, maybe...
by NORTON
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Replacement Battery Cost
Replies: 52
Views: 23238

Re: Replacement Battery Cost

But... I also hope replacement / rebuilt batteries will be available in the near future to revitalize Sparkie's full range. But.... Who will need them in the 'near future'? My '14 with 71k miles just showed 83 miles on the GOM when I went to pick it up at noon at the 'free gas station' a 1/4 mile a...
by NORTON
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Replacement Battery Cost
Replies: 52
Views: 23238

Re: Replacement Battery Cost

As I said before, probably in this thread,,,
When people ask, 'How much for a battery pack replacement'?
I say, "When do you replace the battery pack?'
by NORTON
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery Warranty is bogus
Replies: 4
Views: 423

Re: Battery Warranty is bogus

GM Customer service calls and emails.
GM's various EV twitter feeds. Post what you said here, briefly.
Facebook GM EV user groups.
Etc, Etc,,, make noise.

Fight the good fight.
Good Luck !

How do they expect to sell new EV's when they treat current EV owners like this?

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