xylhim
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Re: How many miles on your Saprk EV

Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:29 am

karenspolly wrote:I got my car in Jan 2014 and I have 14,000 miles I love my car. I wish I had bought it not leased it. I drive 90 miles each way to work.
Wow, 90 miles each way. How many bars do you have when you have left when you get to work/home?

drchocotaco
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Re: How many miles on your Saprk EV

Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:53 am

I just reached 20,000, (averaging 15k/year -- glad I got the extended mileage on the lease!) not bad at all for the little Spark. Loss of range has been negligible. I've also mastered how to squeeze every kWh out of this thing and rarely get range anxiety -- though I still wonder if I may get stuck some day but flying too close to the sun.

two20142lts
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Re: How many miles on your Saprk EV

Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:12 am

52000 now on my 2014 spark with dcfc. Just front tires and wipers so far. Still shows 78 miles on the GOM every morning. Zero issues and just as quick as ever. Is been a great little car. My wife has one to with 30000 miles.

agdodgerfan
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Re: How many miles on your Saprk EV

Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:34 pm

I am almost at 112,000 miles. So far only the 12v battery and tires. Still get about 60 miles per charge at 3.8 miles per kwh. Dropped by 10 miles when I changed to non eco tires.

NORTON
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Re: How many miles on your Saprk EV

Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:51 am

agdodgerfan wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:34 pm
I am almost at 112,000 miles. So far only the 12v battery and tires. Still get about 60 miles per charge at 3.8 miles per kwh. Dropped by 10 miles when I changed to non eco tires.
That is great to hear !!
I'm at 64k miles and my 12V battery is doing fine. I gave it a capacity test last fall and I use a 'anti-sulfation' battery maintainer on it occasionally.
I think a battery's history has a lot to do with its life span. If it is left to self discharge for many months at a time, that can be hard on a battery.

Are you considering having the Drive Unit ATF changed? It was due at 97k miles.
I'm considering doing it myself this summer, at an earlier than spec'd mileage.
Used '14 2LT w/ DCFC.
+65k miles. Only one LONG visit to the shop....
GM needs Modern Troubleshooting tools for Modern EV's.

Engineear
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Re: How many miles on your Saprk EV

Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:11 pm

Just turned16k on my 2015. Had 14500 when bought last November.

RSC
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Re: How many miles on your Saprk EV

Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:11 am

Now at 18K on my 2015. Had 16K when I bought it in September.
Ray
2015 Spark EV 1LT, DCFC

zzzzzzzz
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Re: How many miles on your Saprk EV

Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:26 am

Bought new in April 2016, now with 41k as my daily commuter with about 40 miles driven each day. Slight capacity degradation; was getting ~16.5 kWh last year; now between 15-16 kWh.

Would like to keep it...but for how long? At what number of miles before no-one buys it?

MrDRMorgan
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Re: How many miles on your Saprk EV

Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:18 pm

zzzzzzzz wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:26 am
Bought new in April 2016, now with 41k as my daily commuter with about 40 miles driven each day. Slight capacity degradation; was getting ~16.5 kWh last year; now between 15-16 kWh.

Would like to keep it...but for how long? At what number of miles before no-one buys it?
The 2016 Spark EV HV battery is covered for 8 years, 100k miles or >40% battery degradation. The question is 40% of what? Assuming a new HV battery has a usable capacity of 18 kWh, the battery would have to degrade to a value lower than 10.8 kWh to qualify for replacement. Your best bet is to use TorquePro to measure the capacity of your HV battery. At 4 mi/kWh, 10.8 kWh would still give a maximum of 43 miles of range before calling the tow truck.

In the last 9 months, my 2016's HV battery has degraded 0.9 kWh. at this rate I should see 1.2 kWhs of degradation in 12 months. Assuming this is a linear degradation, that would give me 15.4 kWh in June 2019, 14.2 kWh in June 2020, 13 kWh in June 2021, 11.8 kWh in June 2022 and 10.6 kWh in June 2023. I purchased the car used in October 2017 but it was first registered in August 2016. So, my HV battery should be covered until August 2024 at which time I may only have 9.4 kWh left and the car could only be used for limited, local in-town short-trips. Hopefully, at that time I should qualify for replacement battery. If I do not qualify, I hope I can either purchase a new or rebuilt battery and put a new "Spark" in my Spark EV. If not - It will make one heck of a paper weight!! :lol:

flyingpertyhigh
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Re: How many miles on your Saprk EV

Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:43 am

50,000 miles, ~78 miles range. Specifically bought the Spark instead of the leaf because it has Thermal BMS

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