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by SparkE
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Happy, Happy
Replies: 6
Views: 122

Re: Happy, Happy

... I guess it is because there were a small number made (?about 4000?) and there aren't that many available anymore on the used market..... I remember reading there were ~7500 sent to North America. Don't remember where.... Other countries got them also. Some with big heated outside rear view mirr...
by SparkE
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Happy, Happy
Replies: 6
Views: 122

Re: Happy, Happy

You should set the "location" field in your profile so we know what you are talking about when you say "here". LEAFs had a HUGE problem with battery degradation. The hotter the area, the worse it was. You *never* want to charge a gen 1 LEAF when it is hot - always early in the morning or overnight. ...
by SparkE
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Happy, Happy
Replies: 6
Views: 122

Happy, Happy

I am SO happy that I bought my 2nd Spark EV last year. It had only 12K miles, DCFC, and I paid a tad over $8000 for it. Now, it is rare to find any Spark EVs with less than 20K miles, and the prices for low mileage cars seem to be over $10K in my area (SF Bay Area). I guess it is because there were ...
by SparkE
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Looking.. and looking.. for my first EV
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Re: Looking.. and looking.. for my first EV

Do you know somebody that has a Spark EV ? I ask because a useful thing to know is "how much battery capacity is left", and you can get an exact figure using an OBD reader and an app for your phone. BUT, you need to download the app and configure it, and to do that for the Spark, you'd need to pract...
by SparkE
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Electrify America Charging Station Problems
Replies: 166
Views: 31229

Re: Electrify America Charging Station Problems

Oh, and if you want to reply to the above post PLEASE edit it down to only the relevant thing you want to discuss or comment on. It's a looooong post and we don't need 3 or 5 copies of it on the thread. Thanks.
by SparkE
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Electrify America Charging Station Problems
Replies: 166
Views: 31229

Re: Electrify America Charging Station Problems

Recap of the entire "charging problems" topic (so people don't have to read all 17 pages) : Last Year : Sparks could not charge at some EA chargers. Thru trial and error, it was determined that it depended on WHO manufactured the unit : - ABB chargers never, ever worked - BTC Power chargers always w...
by SparkE
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Want to buy a Spark EV with 96K miles. Bad idea?
Replies: 12
Views: 913

Re: Want to buy a Spark EV with 96K miles. Bad idea?

{...} Also thanks for letting me know that the 150K Warranty only applies to hybrids. OK, I located a post I made a while ago about this : I spent a little time googling it a year or so ago, and the CA law (well, technically it is a regulation) that requires a battery warranty of 10 years/150K mile...
by SparkE
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Want to buy a Spark EV with 96K miles. Bad idea?
Replies: 12
Views: 913

Re: Want to buy a Spark EV with 96K miles. Bad idea?

{...} the battery warranty in CA is up to 10 yrs/150k whichever comes first. Maybe someone can confirm that. Sorry, you are mistaken. A (somewhat) common misconception. The statutory battery warranty in CA of 10 yrs/150k is for HYBRIDS . I am not going to look up the relevant code (yet again - goog...
by SparkE
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Spark EV Forum
Topic: 185/60r15 Tires on Front
Replies: 2
Views: 829

Re: 185/60r15 Tires on Front

Has anyway successfully used 185/60r15 tires on the front with no modifications? If so, what has your experience been? search for : tires front rear using google.com : tires front rear site:www.mychevysparkev.com/forum You should find a LOT of recommendations (and experiences) on tires. For example...
by SparkE
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Electrify America Charging Station Problems
Replies: 166
Views: 31229

Re: Electrify America Charging Station Problems

I believe that the "fix" was : "support the charging handle while the initial handshake occurs, so that the locking pin falls in to place". In other words, if the handle is supported manually then the pin locks, the charge will initialize, and everything works. If there are two of you, one holds the...

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