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by NORTON
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Trying to decide and wanted some insight from owners. Spark vs 500e?
Replies: 17
Views: 284

Re: Trying to decide and wanted some insight from owners. Spark vs 500e?

... I believe that there are different *degrees* of "keep the battery warm" (pun intended). These *might* be different situations (I know they are on the Bolt) : - car is not plugged in . Car will keep battery from 'getting too cold for battery health' (?35F?). And this may only happen if battery i...
by NORTON
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Used 2014 with +100k miles, thoughts?
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: Used 2014 with +100k miles, thoughts?

The GOM numbers may be that high because the last few drives were very gentle. A good test would be to drive it ~ 50 miles just so you use up at least 50% of the pack and see how those numbers compute the kWh of the pack. You can use the numbers off the energy page and the numbers you get with the T...
by NORTON
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Trying to decide and wanted some insight from owners. Spark vs 500e?
Replies: 17
Views: 284

Re: Trying to decide and wanted some insight from owners. Spark vs 500e?

Just to weigh in on this 'battery heat' discussion. I don't think you have to put a lot of effort into this whole charging subject. When plugged the battery will be kept in a proper temp range. Left plugged in at the airport for 5 days in the winter I can see, on the Chargepoint app, power being use...
by NORTON
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Trying to decide and wanted some insight from owners. Spark vs 500e?
Replies: 17
Views: 284

Re: Trying to decide and wanted some insight from owners. Spark vs 500e?

Both are good cheap fun EV's. I believe a big difference might be: The Spark EV charges at 3.3kW on L2 and has an optional DCFC which charges at 50kW. The Fiat charges at 6.6kW on L2 . This would be really nice because you if you charge at public L2's, you're charging for half as long! Some public s...
by NORTON
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Spark EV Forum
Topic: Front tire wear
Replies: 10
Views: 367

Re: Front tire wear

.... I wonder if driving in L all of the time could be a cause?? Slowing down at ~30 kW of Regen displayed in L is no different than slowing down with your foot on the brake and displaying ~30 kW of Regen. These cars have Blended Brakes! Tesla's do not.... I wouldn't give that a second thought. Gee...
by NORTON
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Spark EV Forum
Topic: Front tire wear
Replies: 10
Views: 367

Re: Front tire wear

We changed the front tires .... at ~ 19k miles .....still on good tread / condition rear factory installed tires. Bryan in North Carolina 2015 Spark EV 2LT Back on Topic !! Bryan, You sir, know how to enjoy this car !! :lol: Tires are cheap. Electrons are cheap. Why tip toe you way through the stre...
by NORTON
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Spark EV Forum
Topic: Front tire wear
Replies: 10
Views: 367

Re: Front tire wear

... I currently have 22k miles on my 2014 Spark EV and my battery capacity is 15.4 kWh with my trend line showing a loss of 1 kWh every 4500 miles meaning I will never see 75k miles. .. I don't know how your car can be degrading at the rate.... Isn't there an owner on here that passed the 100k mile...
by NORTON
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Questions and Data tracking
Replies: 44
Views: 5528

Re: Questions and Data tracking

...Do you know of a way to make a non-data logging charger into one that does? ... JuiceBox had a small wifi adapter that went between the J1772 charge handle and the car, but I just went looking for it and they decided not to produce it. You can buy a cheapo kWh meter that can be easily installed ...
by NORTON
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Questions and Data tracking
Replies: 44
Views: 5528

Re: Questions and Data tracking

...Good catch. That was a carry over from the previous post since it was preconditioned before taking the mileage reading. .... The way I understand it, You can 'Precondition' the cabin before driving off, from the key fob or app. It will heat or cool the cabin as required. While plugged in it will...
by NORTON
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Questions and Data tracking
Replies: 44
Views: 5528

Re: Questions and Data tracking

Kermit wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:32 pm
.... The battery was conditioned and was at 57.2F for this reading. ....
What does this mean?
I understand you can see battery temp in the Torque app.

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