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by NORTON
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 2015 Chevy Spark EV battery
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: 2015 Chevy Spark EV battery

.... is there still hope of longevity for our car? Hang in there until spring! I think you'll like the numbers you see then. My Spark EV is finally displaying in 60 mi range in this terrible midwest weather we have been having lately. I haven't logged battery capacity numbers from the 'Energy Page'...
by NORTON
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Spare Tire?
Replies: 18
Views: 7080

Re: Spare Tire?

... but I am a bit nervous that it is a 14" rim. It appears the calipers are the same part number as the ICE version so I'm hoping it fits. .. Calipers may be the same but the hub face may be in a different location. Something is up with the different wheels front and rear. What happens when the 14...
by NORTON
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: How can I get lease extension
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: How can I get lease extension

I don't know anything about renting a car, except at airports for vacations! :D And lately that is changing due to Turo! (Rented an i3 for a week in Oregon last summer!) I too am looking forward to Kia and Hyundai BEV offerings, and even the new long range Leaf, if it has a proper TMS.... All of the...
by NORTON
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Torque Pro for iOS?
Replies: 8
Views: 268

Re: Torque Pro for iOS?

NealMol wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:53 am
Is there any hope Torque Pro will become available on iOS any time soon btw?
Yeah, right after you buy a cheap Android device! Think of it as a dedicated Systems Data Display!
by NORTON
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Looking to buy and some advice...
Replies: 12
Views: 348

Re: Looking to buy and some advice...

....right after an afternoon full charge (which I rarely did). But what about allowing the BMS to do its house keeping? I believe that takes place after the 'full charge'. BMS 'balances' the cell voltages. But now that I say that,,, how does a Bolt or Leaf or Tesla handle BMS duties when the charge...
by NORTON
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Looking to buy and some advice...
Replies: 12
Views: 348

Re: Looking to buy and some advice...

... if you want to keep an eye on your battery for a long time (it’s addictive), and it may save you from buying a very degraded battery. Mine had 15.8kwh capacity and currently has 15.7. The previous owner might have been driving hard I dunno. .... Has there ever been a Spark EV with a 'very degra...
by NORTON
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Performance Boost!?
Replies: 39
Views: 20420

Re: Performance Boost!?

..... My hope of aftermarket tuning may become reality as the Chevy Bolt has some of the Sparks tech. If someone tunes a Bolt the Spark should not be hard to tweak. I’m thinking of making the sport button a more aggressive map , yes it will draw more from the high voltage but you can put it in norm...
by NORTON
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Bought my Spark EV ;)
Replies: 14
Views: 510

Re: Bought my Spark EV ;)

.... Next time you are fast charging the Spark and the bat temp goes over (say) 80/81, try turning on the A/C to see if that activates the heat pump or cools the battery coolant fluid. As a data point. Even though the PID says 'Heat Pump' the Spark EV, Volt and Bolt don't technically have 'Heat Pum...
by NORTON
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Bought my Spark EV ;)
Replies: 14
Views: 510

Re: Bought my Spark EV ;)

Did something Tue night that I've never done before : charge via DCFC up to 100%. ... Battery temp slowly climbed from high 50s to around 75-77, but never got into the 80s (which is why I did it on a cold night). Temp actually went down (down to about 74-75F) between 85-95%, as the kW rate slowed, ...
by NORTON
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos of the Chevy Spark EV
Topic: Oops.
Replies: 6
Views: 3193

Re: Oops.

Dang..

Sorry, but,,

I want to buy it!

What a project car. Repair, or turn into a parts car, for a 3 wheel roadster !

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