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by scrambler
Tue May 28, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Commuting 160 miles in a Spark EV
Replies: 24
Views: 2916

Re: Commuting 160 miles in a Spark EV

Given the wide range of miles, do you have the corresponding period for each.
This may help us weight miles versus time as impact on degradation.
by scrambler
Thu May 23, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Commuting 160 miles in a Spark EV
Replies: 24
Views: 2916

Re: Commuting 160 miles in a Spark EV

The maths work out to 6.5 mi/kWh. That is quite conservative driving, Good for her! Just keep in mind as was mentioned before that she will be doing quite a lot of miles per year (38,000 from your commute numbers), and you will loose capacity overtime. I have been loosing 0.15 kWh per 1000miles or ...
by scrambler
Tue May 21, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Questions and Data tracking
Replies: 30
Views: 3972

Re: Questions and Data tracking

The loss of capacity on our 2014 is a straight downward line that shows no sign of slowing down. Over the last two years, it has been declining 0.15 kWh per 1,000 miles going from 15.8 kWh at 52,000 miles, down to 13.7 kWh at 66,000 miles. If I assume a nominal usable capacity of 19 kWh that means t...
by scrambler
Sun May 19, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery degredation
Replies: 165
Views: 44630

Re: Battery degredation

In reading this topic, I saw that the 2014 Spark EV had a 22kw A123 battery and the 2014's warranty calls for warranty coverage at 65%. That would suggest that warranty replacement could occur when the A123 battery degraded to 14.3 KW within eight years and 100,000 miles. First the 2014 Spark total...
by scrambler
Fri May 17, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Commuting 160 miles in a Spark EV
Replies: 24
Views: 2916

Re: Commuting 160 miles in a Spark EV

Use google map.
Map the direction, then select the bike route, that will show you the elevation at start and end :)
by scrambler
Thu May 16, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Commuting 160 miles in a Spark EV
Replies: 24
Views: 2916

Re: Commuting 160 miles in a Spark EV

In any case, you have the car, So you can just start by using it, and if it becomes too complicated and or stressful, you can face the need for a new car then :)
by scrambler
Mon May 13, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Commuting 160 miles in a Spark EV
Replies: 24
Views: 2916

Re: Commuting 160 miles in a Spark EV

I guess my question is - is this insane? Well that is a very personal question that only depends on the person having to live with it :) I personally cant help but plan for the worse, so I would not do it as it would be too much stress. But if she is fine with it, then that is all that matters.
by scrambler
Fri May 10, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Considering a cheap Spark
Replies: 12
Views: 2034

Re: Considering a cheap Spark

I spent $7800 on a 2014 withy 52k miles a few years back, best car purchase Ever :)

Fun, silent, no maintenance, fantastic pickup speed, actually roomier than I though, plug at night, never think about gas again...
by scrambler
Wed May 08, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery degredation
Replies: 165
Views: 44630

Re: Battery degredation

Thanks, I find that if I note numbers when they change together, I can get minimal fluctuation. But the loss of capacity on our 2014 is a straight downward line that shows no sign of slowing down. Over the last two years, it has been declining 0.15 kWh per 1,000 miles going from 15.8 kWh at 52,000 m...
by scrambler
Sun May 05, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery degredation
Replies: 165
Views: 44630

Re: Battery degredation

I now use TorquePro instead of the "calculated" capacity value derived from information taken from the Energy Information screen in the car. Have you found a consistent above or below difference in the derived capacity value between using the energy information screen of the car (being careful to n...

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