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by xylhim
Thu May 28, 2015 7:24 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: DFCS modification to prevent errors
Replies: 40
Views: 30001

DFCS modification to prevent errors

I was doing my usual scanning on plugshare for DC fast charge installations, and noticed an interesting comment on one of the EVgo charging sites: Stopped to try to get a fast charge on my spark ev. Unfortunately the fast change didn't work I called and they couldn't get it to work for me. I am a GM...
by xylhim
Mon May 25, 2015 7:08 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Selling my Level 2 Charger
Replies: 10
Views: 9674

Re: Selling my Level 2 Charger

I may be interested, check your inbox.
by xylhim
Thu May 21, 2015 6:54 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos of the Chevy Spark EV
Topic: SEA SPRK gets her dolphins on...
Replies: 8
Views: 8563

Re: SEA SPRK gets her dolphins on...

The car has already been labeled as being "cute". You just took it to a whole other level. :lol:
by xylhim
Mon May 11, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Buying a '14 or a '15__Which one is better?
Replies: 15
Views: 11512

Re: Buying a '14 or a '15__Which one is better?

I can't seem to find the link, but Tony Williams tested both the 2014 and 2015 for range. As I recall, going 62mph on cruise control, on fairly even roads in Southern California, the results were as follows: 2014 range: ~98 miles 2015 range: ~88 miles. The overall EPA estimate is supposed to be the ...
by xylhim
Mon May 11, 2015 6:59 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: San Diego - Need more than 82 mile range?
Replies: 16
Views: 12605

Re: San Diego - Need more than 82 mile range?

I've thought long and hard about the economics of the Fast Charge option. My weekly work trip usually involves the following stops: Start in San Diego in the morning Drive to San Clemente for a meeting (65 miles) Drive to Hollywood & Pasadena to meet vendors (80 miles) Drive back to San Diego (130 ...
by xylhim
Thu May 07, 2015 6:45 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: NortBay or EastBay area owners: trade cars for a few days?
Replies: 26
Views: 19211

Re: NortBay or EastBay area owners: trade cars for a few day

Up here in Canada, driving in 20 - 24F temperatures, my range drops to about 70 miles or so. The battery chemistry in the Spark really favors the higher temperatures.
by xylhim
Wed May 06, 2015 6:58 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: NortBay or EastBay area owners: trade cars for a few days?
Replies: 26
Views: 19211

Re: NortBay or EastBay area owners: trade cars for a few day

Drive 60 MPH max, and you'll be able to easily achieve this range. Just leave the AC/heat off and you'll be fine.
by xylhim
Wed May 06, 2015 6:54 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Spark EV Forum
Topic: Future of the Spark
Replies: 7
Views: 7254

Re: Future of the Spark

It will be really telling if GM decides to cut Spark EV production because they have satisfied the ZEV mandate. If they are truly invested in EVs, they would want to brandish their logo on as many ZEV cars as possible before their iconic Bolt is released. It would help make them a serious competitor...
by xylhim
Tue May 05, 2015 6:55 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: San Diego - Need more than 82 mile range?
Replies: 16
Views: 12605

Re: San Diego - Need more than 82 mile range?

I did this trip when I was in So. Cal, with DC fast charging it's no problem at all. Check out www.plugshare.com and under the options, check the SAE combo connector. You can make it up to Mission Viejo for a quick charge coming up, and there are plenty of quick charge stations throughout the LA are...
by xylhim
Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:55 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: GM cuts price of Spark EV
Replies: 10
Views: 8756

Re: GM cuts price of Spark EV

Hopefully the price of the 2014 models will be next to nothing by 2017. I'm thinking I might turn in the lease, then turn around and buy it back from the dealer immediately.

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