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by JMenacker
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 5
Views: 728

Re: Insurance

Insurance is approx $400/year each for comp/collision with $500 deductible on our 2015 Spark EVs.

Our other vehicles are around 20 years old so cannot readily compare EV vs. ICE.

Joe M in WV
by JMenacker
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Battery Capacity Indicator
Replies: 3
Views: 1572

Re: Battery Capacity Indicator

Best practice is to start with a full charge and check capacity using the energy screen (leaf button on bottom right of infotainment display) after 50% or more of the available battery capacity is used. The two issues with doing that during a test drive are 1. Ensuring a full charge at start of test...
by JMenacker
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos of the Chevy Spark EV
Topic: Long and Short
Replies: 1
Views: 1843

Long and Short

https://i.imgur.com/thQmApb.jpg Wife's brother stopped by with his new Model 3 dual motor long range. Nice ride for sure and would love to have one, but the little Sparks serve our 95% of our needs and cost less than half of the Model 3 for both of them. I love the sleeper aspect of the Spark EV an...
by JMenacker
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Aftermarket speakers?
Replies: 152
Views: 120886

Re: Aftermarket speakers?

I daily drive a 2015 LT2 and agree that the sound system seems quite adequate to me. I listen at home when sound quality is a significant factor.

Then again, we all have differing priorities.

Joe M in WV
by JMenacker
Wed May 01, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Phones not Pairing- Bluetooth Issues
Replies: 3
Views: 1831

Re: Phones not Pairing- Bluetooth Issues

Same happened in my 2015 Spark EV - auto bluetooth iphone connection stopped working. I navigated to the pairing screen on the infotainment center and the phone connected as soon as the pairing screen opened on the car. Although no action was taken on my part (other than navigating to the pairing sc...
by JMenacker
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Car locks and unlocks itself
Replies: 4
Views: 2358

Re: Car locks and unlocks itself

Happens to me sometimes when fob is in pocket and I am crouching down - pants press on fob button causing unexpected locking/unlocking of car. This happened last weekend when putting summer wheels/tires on the car and resetting TPMS. That doesn't seem to be your case though unless you were doing squ...
by JMenacker
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Spark EV Forum
Topic: Not charging
Replies: 7
Views: 4776

Re: Not charging

Fob battery voltage was tested with a - - - battery tester. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Gardner-Bender-Battery-Tester-for-1-5-Volt-Button-Cell-to-22-5-Volt-Photo-and-Lantern-Cells-GBT-500A/202867878?MERCH=REC-_-PIPHorizontal2_rr-_-202867877-_-202867878-_-N I'm pretty sure that the function of the "t...
by JMenacker
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Spark EV Forum
Topic: Not charging
Replies: 7
Views: 4776

Re: Not charging

My understanding is that the slot (transmitter pocket) for the key on the steering stalk is simply there to locate the fob at a preferred distance and orientation to communicate efficiently with the wireless receiver. Hence no ability to turn the key in the slot. We have two 2015 Spark EVs. Both rec...
by JMenacker
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Recommended Mechanic?
Replies: 3
Views: 1874

Re: Recommended Mechanic?

I would guess any competent mechanic is fine for servicing systems outside of the power train. Chevy dealer is probably the only place I would take our Spark EVs for charging and/or power train system servicing. A Chevy dealer with Bolts on the parking lot might be a good indication that an EV servi...

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