JPL
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Found brand new 2014 Spark EV batteries online

Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:47 am

I think that this is a newer version of the 2014 batteries

20Ah now are 60Ah?

https://m.alibaba.com/product/199538464 ... redirect=1
2014 Spark EV no FC
Front Speakers: Alpine 4" (SPS410)
Back Speakers: Alpine 5X7" (SPS517) w 3D print adapters

17 " Rims
Front: Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 205/40R17
Back: Hankook 205/45R17

2016 Kia Soul EV no FC

2000 Honda Insight MT

Chris101
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Re: Found brand new 2014 Spark EV batteries online

Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:06 am

How do you go about determining if this is true and how one would go about upgrading on our Spark and get it to recognize and understand there is more available power?

Who has this sort of knowledge to understand and say this is applicable or not?

TheLondonBroiler
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Re: Found brand new 2014 Spark EV batteries online

Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:54 pm

Chris101 wrote:get it to recognize and understand there is more available power?
So long as the pack voltage remains identical, my guess is that the car won't know and won't care.

Unless you have a 2014 that's out of the 8yr/100k battery warranty, and need to replace a cell, I don't see an interest in these otherwise. I've said it before, and I think it's worth repeating, if the day arrives where a battery cell of the same size, everything else being the same, but having more then one and half times the amp hours, at less than $200/kwh, it might be worth letting making an entire pack out of them for old Sparky, and having ~30kwh & ~120 miles of range.

There's a dude in the Netherlands that added batteries (VW EV batteries I believe) to his Nissan LEAF. The car is none the wiser, but because the two battery packs contain different cells, that have a different discharge curves, the GOM isn't very accurate.

https://youtu.be/ZSqGBPBxfUE
2015 Spark EV w/ DCFC 46,XXX miles
Purchased 1/20/18 w/ 16,5XX miles
2019 Bolt EV w/ DCFC 6,XXX miles
Purchased 3/16/19 w/ 87 miles

Jedi2155
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Location: SoCal

Re: Found brand new 2014 Spark EV batteries online

Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:21 am

JPL wrote:I think that this is a newer version of the 2014 batteries

20Ah now are 60Ah?

https://m.alibaba.com/product/199538464 ... redirect=1
I wonder if they are actually manufactured from Wanxiang since they bought A123 after they went bankrupt.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wanxiang
Tesla Model 3 Performance (9/28) | Blue | White Seats | 20" | Full Self Driving
2014 Spark EV 2LT - Summit White - Sold as of 8/11/18
http://www.voltstats.net/SparkEV/Stats/Details/6330
My previous 2012 Volt
http://www.voltstats.net/Stats/Details/578

agdodgerfan
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Re: Found brand new 2014 Spark EV batteries online

Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:30 pm

How many of these are in a Spark? I am way past my warranty at 107,000 miles. I need to find a way to test my battery capacity but am considering use my spark as a test car since I only have 1 payment left and am considering getting a new car soon. If I can add capacity might keep it.

NORTON
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Re: Found brand new 2014 Spark EV batteries online

Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:29 am

These batteries may be sold as "Brand New" but is there a 'Manufacture Date' on them?
Used '14 2LT w/ DCFC.
+65k miles. Only one LONG visit to the shop....
GM needs Modern Troubleshooting tools for Modern EV's.

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