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.musterdbom wrote: ↑Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:46 amDFW, 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.
I use the same TorquePro setup for my 2014 as I do for my 2016 Spark EV. The biggest difference is the 2014 Spark EV has more cells in the battery. But, I am only tracking the average battery cell voltage plus the first 96 individual cell voltages. When I tried to setup TorquePro for all of the cells in the battery for my 2014 Spark EV, I ran into nothing but trouble. So, I left it at 96 cells which is what the 2015 and 2016 Spark EVs have.
I believe TorquePro only reports what the car calculates and has stored in its memory. In May of 2019, at 18,665 miles on my 2016 Spark EV, TorquePro reported my battery capacity at 15.4 kWh. In June of 2019, at 22,476 miles, it was 15.8 kWh and in October 2019, at 24,538miles, in was again 15.4 kWh. The last full-charge GOM was 99 miles.
I think you're right about it just being a memory/history based calculation. I'm guessing the battery capacity OBD2 value is averaged from miles/kwh history of some sort, maybe calculated on a set number on full charge cycles.MrDRMorgan wrote: ↑Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:32 amI believe TorquePro only reports what the car calculates and has stored in its memory. In May of 2019, at 18,665 miles on my 2016 Spark EV, TorquePro reported my battery capacity at 15.4 kWh. In June of 2019, at 22,476 miles, it was 15.8 kWh and in October 2019, at 24,538miles, in was again 15.4 kWh. The last full-charge GOM was 99 miles.
On the other hand, my 2014 Spark EV has shown a stepped but steady decline - 17.2 kWh in June of 2018 and 15.7 kWh in October 2019. The last full-charge GOM was 92 miles.