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by SparkE
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Lots of used Spark EVs near San Jose, CA
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Lots of used Spark EVs near San Jose, CA

I still occasionally check the used market for SparkEVs, and was very surprised this morning to see that there are currently THIRTY FIVE) SparkEVs for sale within 75 miles of San Jose! (According to cargurus.com) "Best deal" is a 2016 with only 16K miles for $8300. (There's also a 2015 w/ 18.5K mile...
by SparkE
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Where do we all live? Sparks are dispersing.
Replies: 105
Views: 59036

Re: Where do we all live? Sparks are dispersing.

I believe that the vehicle keeps the battery above a certain temp ( ? 2C = 36F ? ) if not plugged in, but if plugged in it will warm the battery to a higher temp. But what I don't remember now is if the vehicle warms the battery *during* the charge, or only after a full charge is *finished*, or *al...
by SparkE
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Where do we all live? Sparks are dispersing.
Replies: 105
Views: 59036

Re: Where do we all live? Sparks are dispersing.

going to leave it plugged in and in the garage and set to charge at departure time. so battery is warm when i leave.. never charge my model 3 full so was going to set departure time an hour after i actually leave so battery is warm just not at 100% when i leave.. thoughts? I believe that the vehicl...
by SparkE
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Where do we all live? Sparks are dispersing.
Replies: 105
Views: 59036

Re: Where do we all live? Sparks are dispersing.

Living in the frigid north, I would recommend leaving it plugged in overnight during the cold months so that the batteries don't drop below 0 C (cold months, are those Aug-May up in Ontario?). in lower half of ontario..think Buffalo weather but less snow :) thanks for tip...going to try to not do f...
by SparkE
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: No Heat!
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: No Heat!

And check the fuses !!
by SparkE
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Where do we all live? Sparks are dispersing.
Replies: 105
Views: 59036

Re: Where do we all live? Sparks are dispersing.

Living in the frigid north, I would recommend leaving it plugged in overnight during the cold months so that the batteries don't drop below 0 C (cold months, are those Aug-May up in Ontario?).
by SparkE
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: battery range and cold weather
Replies: 13
Views: 466

Re: battery range and cold weather

If I think I am going to want to heat or cool the inside of the car when I leave, I set the HVAC to what I want the car to be, TO BE SURE. That ay, the heat/cool is pulled from the wall instead of the battery (at least partially).
by SparkE
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: battery range and cold weather
Replies: 13
Views: 466

Re: battery range and cold weather

I do have the car plugged into a level II EVSE. I've pushed the 'remote start' button on the fob, but I can't tell if it does anything. The car seems as cold wether you just get in or use the remote start while plugged in. Am I missing something here ? Yes, reading the manual. From page 1-5 : Activ...
by SparkE
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: battery range and cold weather
Replies: 13
Views: 466

Re: battery range and cold weather

If you have a 240V outlet you are charging with you can do a preconditioning cycle (remote start) which lasts 20 minutes until it turns off. This will get your battery temperature up to the optimal temperature (12C.) If you just drive the car cold the car appears to only heat the battery to 2C whic...
by SparkE
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Original Floor Mats
Replies: 18
Views: 7221

Re: Original Floor Mats

Won't generic Spark (ICE) floor mats fit? Can't you just go to a "pick N pull" (car wrecker's) and buy mats?

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