musterdbom wrote: ↑
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:46 am
DFW, yep those are the PIDs I loaded and use. Just had to change the OBD2 reader to get them to show up.
Updated on Spark No. 2 with 15.7-15.8kwh capacity. One of my hope was that I could make a 65 mile trip to my mother's house as a day trip. Ended up making the journey with the two boys yesterday. There's an elevation DROP of about 1000' just as I leave town. About 12 miles of the trip are back roads to avoid the interstate 70mph speeds. The rest is highway speeds 55-65mph. Upon arrival I had 31 miles left on the GOM which is awesome but also made me a little scared for the trip back. The last leg is all uphill, albeit back roads. Pulled into the driveway with 10 miles left on the GOM. So that's awesome! I won't try it in the winter though lol.
There is ONE Electrify America fast charge spot about 5 miles PAST my exit off the interstate (about halfway) that I will check out on the next trip to see if it works with my car. I have read mixed reviews for the EA stations and didn't want to risk it on my maiden voyage.
So Spark No. 1 would NOT have been a good fit and I'm very happy I sent it back. Kinda dig silver over the white too.
If you do decide to try the EA fast charger, be sure to have sufficient battery left to return home if the charger does not work. My experience is EA chargers manufactured by ABB do not work for Spark EVs. But, EA chargers manufactured by BTCPower do work. Please post your experience and, using the manufacturer's label on the side of the charger, identify if it is manufactured by ABB or BTCPower. I am still waiting for ABB / EA to notify me that they have fixed the problem with ABB chargers with respect to charging Spark EVs. The ABB chargers seem to be ok for Chevy Bolts.