charles
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2015 Spark EV - 36k miles - still 82 miles!

Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:00 pm

Saw the 100k post and it inspired me to chime in since when I pulled into my driveway moments ago, the ODO read exactly 36,000.

So I guess whatever 3 year 36k mile warranty I might have enjoyed as a secondhand owner may have just expired. Not a big concern. Buying this car was a huge leap of faith in itself, and I have no regrets so far. Quite the opposite, the Spark EV is such a fun and revolutionary car for me!

I bought the car used with 19k miles on September 25, 2017 for $8600 in OKC, OK. Towed it home to Arlington, TX with a U-Haul dolly. Maintenance so far has amounted to replacing the passenger side windshield wiper in September 2017 to pass Texas state safety inspection for 2017, and replacing the driver side windshield wiper in August 2018 to to pass Texas state safety inspection for 2018. I haven't even had to refill the windshield washer fluid yet after almost a year.

When I charged to 100% last night, range was 82 miles, so I took a picture. Today I charged again to 100% and range was 85 miles this time. No need for much heat or AC helps of course.

charles
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Re: 2015 Spark EV - 36k miles - still 82 miles!

Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:30 pm

Up to 37,991 miles and just finished another charge to 100% with a range of exactly 82 miles!

I guess I have a thing for it being exactly 82, which to my knowledge is the EPA rated range when brand new.

scrambler
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Re: 2015 Spark EV - 36k miles - still 82 miles!

Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:46 am

Your better than EPA driving is now compensating for your loss in charge capacity :)

NORTON
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Re: 2015 Spark EV - 36k miles - still 82 miles!

Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:33 am

scrambler wrote:Your better than EPA driving is now compensating for your loss in charge capacity :)
Yep, your GOM is not a measure of battery degradation. (it happens)
But it is impressive to see, and tell people new to EV's that you still see 'brand new' Guesstimated Range on the display! ;)
Used '14 2LT w/ DCFC. +73 K miles.
Mostly free charging! Only one LONG visit to the shop....
GM needs Modern Troubleshooting tools for Modern EV's.
3 step Trouble Tree, 2nd guess not covered by warranty and cost $800. 3rd guess fixed the problem.

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