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by SparkE
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Trying to decide and wanted some insight from owners. Spark vs 500e?
Replies: 12
Views: 201

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

... What I noticed yesterday is my battery temperature went up from the teens to 25 deg. C when the heater was on. TorQuePro showed the battery cooling RPM at 400. When I turned the heater off, the cooling RPM went to zero. It appears to me that if you want to warm up the HV battery, you need to ha...
by SparkE
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Trying to decide and wanted some insight from owners. Spark vs 500e?
Replies: 12
Views: 201

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

I had a long list of EV's and PHEV's and have narrowed it down to just two. The Spark EV and the 500e. Can anyone tell me differences between these two. My commute will mostly be 80% highway ~55-65MPH. Commute distance is ~27 miles. There are a ton of reliable chargers at my work so I can top off. ...
by SparkE
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: In the market for a Spark, but concerned that it's been discontinued
Replies: 12
Views: 484

Re: In the market for a Spark, but concerned that it's been discontinued

With my 2016 Spark EV (sadly, now deceased), I rarely charged over 80%, and almost never charged over 90% (but I did charge to 100% every 5-8 weeks, to make sure that the cells were balanced every now and then). I also never let the car sit at anywhere near "full charge" for long periods. (When I ch...
by SparkE
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 6.6kW charging
Replies: 19
Views: 10944

Re: 6.6kW charging

It has taken years but the CCS Fast Charging is very good on the SPARK EV and Bolt Electrics from GM. The L2 on the Spark EV is still just 3.3 kW but is not bad. I just ordered a SETEC 10 kW CCS portable Fast Charger. I will try it on the many free public J-1772 ports in the Phoenix AZ Area. I also...
by SparkE
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: In the market for a Spark, but concerned that it's been discontinued
Replies: 12
Views: 484

Re: In the market for a Spark, but concerned that it's been discontinued

{... In-depth description of battery degradation ...} . Geez, I don't know HOW I managed it, but I inverted the kWh data for the 2014 and 2016, and thought the 2014 was in "worse" shape. Sorry 'bout that. Out of curiosity, have you been "testing" the idea that maybe filling the battery to only 75-8...
by SparkE
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: In the market for a Spark, but concerned that it's been discontinued
Replies: 12
Views: 484

Re: In the market for a Spark, but concerned that it's been discontinued

It's guaranteed for 8 years from date of first sale (for battery and charging parts), so the manufacturer will have something available. If you are worried about spare parts and you are buying a car for the next 15 years, maybe not the Spark EV. It has had very few problems reported (but then, only...
by SparkE
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: In the market for a Spark, but concerned that it's been discontinued
Replies: 12
Views: 484

Re: In the market for a Spark, but concerned that it's been discontinued

It's guaranteed for 8 years from date of first sale (for battery and charging parts), so the manufacturer will have something available. If you are worried about spare parts and you are buying a car for the next 15 years, maybe not the Spark EV. It has had very few problems reported (but then, only ...
by SparkE
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Random Horn Honks
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Re: Random Horn Honks

My horn honks when I turn on the high beams and sometimes when I enter the vehicle and close the door which sometimes surprises anyone when they are nearby. It's embarrassing at times. :oops: What gives? If you read the manual, all this is explained (why the horn honks, as well as how you can turn ...
by SparkE
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: 2 front original wheels for sale. Great condition. *SOLD*
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Re: 2 front original wheels for sale. Great condition.

I have two original front wheels for sale. Both are in great condition. One of them has a working TPMS sensor and the other has none. Please let me know if you are interested in them and I will check the shipping price to ship to you. I am asking $20 plus shipping for the one with the TPMS and $15 ...
by SparkE
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: battery warranty in writing location?
Replies: 16
Views: 496

Re: battery warranty in writing location?

SELL Sparky? NEVER!! I live in hope that businesses to rebuild HV batteries will spring up soon. I had been thinking about 'gifting' my Spark to one of my kids (living in a metro area) in a few years when I eventually buy a 150-350 mile-range *used* EV. But now I am thinking that I'll just keep it ...

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