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by SparkE
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Spark EV production discontinued after 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 611

Re: Spark EV production discontinued after 2019

It would be nice if Chevy made a car in the price point of the Spark EV but {the Bolt} costs twice what a spark does and it's of similar quality. Actually, with all the special price reductions being handed out by GM, I have heard of people getting "Premium" (high end model) Bolts for around $32-35...
by SparkE
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Considering buying used 2015 Spark EV with 22K miles
Replies: 14
Views: 237

Re: Considering buying used 2015 Spark EV with 22K miles

If you have a big-box electronics store in your ara, you can probably buy a very inexpensive Android cell phone (new) for $40-$80 . My local bigbox is called Fry's Electronics, and they have BLU phones (several models) between $45-$60. Now these are last-generation technology (or maybe even 2 genera...
by SparkE
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Engineering and Features
Topic: Spark EV Battery-Control Unit
Replies: 3
Views: 802

Re: Spark EV Battery-Control Unit

It sure sounds like the "Battery-Control Unit" is part of the "battery" system, and should be covered by the warranty.

Personally, I would contact GM and NOT ask *if* it is covered, but how you need to proceed to make sure there are no hickups in getting a warranty replacement.
by SparkE
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 14 months of ownership starting to regret Owning a sparkev
Replies: 12
Views: 987

Re: 14 months of ownership starting to regret Owning a sparkev

You can also set plugshare to show you "residential locations" - these are basically spots that *homeowners* with EVs have said "hey, if you're stuck, you can plug in at my place for a while". There may be several in/around your neighborhood that would accomadate you. ("Hey, my arsebite landlord kic...
by SparkE
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Greenlots ?
Replies: 6
Views: 719

Re: Greenlots ?

I don't think I ever got a card. I could create a free account and use their app, so I did. It was more of "an emergency situation" sub for me, as there aren't a lot of GreenLots stations in my area (SF Bay area) - mostly at Kia dealers. Most of them have broken since, and haven't been fixed. There ...
by SparkE
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 14 months of ownership starting to regret Owning a sparkev
Replies: 12
Views: 987

Re: 14 months of ownership starting to regret Owning a sparkev

In fact, I tell my wife at least twice a month : just because it says 50 miles range (not fully charged) when you get in the car at 6 a.m. and the battery is at 45 degrees F, the car (battery) warms up and the mileage increases. Park in the sun during the winter. Sure you are only driving 40 miles -...
by SparkE
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 14 months of ownership starting to regret Owning a sparkev
Replies: 12
Views: 987

Re: 14 months of ownership starting to regret Owning a sparkev

Man where do I begin?. I went from having a good experience for the first 11 months or so, but the last few months have been a game-changer. From no longer have a 110 outlet to charge and now the dealer limiting charging, As of recent mid 40s temperature and EXTREME RANGE LOSS. The naked farting el...
by SparkE
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Trying to decide and wanted some insight from owners. Spark vs 500e?
Replies: 21
Views: 1620

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

I just roll down the driver's window a bit and plug my charger into the OBD2 port to charge my car's 12v AGM battery and disulfate the battery. ... Great idea !! I just ordered a bare OBD2 connector and the 2pin connector that is inline on my Batteryminder charger. I can now treat all my car batter...
by SparkE
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Trying to decide and wanted some insight from owners. Spark vs 500e?
Replies: 21
Views: 1620

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

Yeah, *however* simply opening the door on a modern car (SparkEV definitely included) puts a lot on the acc battery. To measure the battery, open the door, pop the hood, prop open hood, let sit for 30 min, THEN measure voltage. Also, plug in trickle charger, let fully charge, then let sit for 8-12 h...
by SparkE
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Trying to decide and wanted some insight from owners. Spark vs 500e?
Replies: 21
Views: 1620

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

Another thing I wanted to point out was that this morning my 12V battery was at 12.5V before plugging in and when I did plug it in it jumped to 13.6V, I believe this shows that the 12V battery gets charged up every time the car is plugged in and charging not just when it is turned on. Yeah, I forgo...

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