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Re: Replacement Battery Cost

Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:37 pm

Using current 60ah cells instead of the 2016 Sparks 27ah cells, you’d get a respectable 170+ mile range, which would make the Spark one of the best value used EVs on the market. When the AHs get up to 75-80, it’ll be a no brained, since it’ll have over 200 mile range.

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Re: Replacement Battery Cost

Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:52 pm

I still just don't see a higher capacity battery pack ever happening for the Spark EV given the crazy low 7500 total count that was made. I would be really surprised if a) one becomes available and b) its actually affordable. I'm already seeing some Spark EV cars selling for $6000 so who would want to spent another $6000 for another battery and software tuning is the bottom line. My advise is to enjoy the Spark EV for what it is and don't try to make it into something it's not.

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Re: Replacement Battery Cost

Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:03 am

Guys, a 60 Ah cell is going to be much larger than a 27 Ah cell.
Where are you going to put these bigger cells? :?:

As I said up a few.... I suspect if replacement cells with a similar physical size could be used,,,
and that is only on the '14's because of the simple 'plate' TMS.
Used '14 2LT w/ DCFC. +75 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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