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by msmith99
Wed May 05, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: EVgo updates kill SparkEV charging
Replies: 3
Views: 1878

EVgo updates kill SparkEV charging

I tried to charge at a newer EVgo station today that I had charged at a few months ago and it failed at two different chargers. I called EVgo and after failing a few more times when they tried to initiate for me, I was told that a recent firmware update to newer chargers caused widespread failures w...
by msmith99
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: New Chevy Spark EV owner
Replies: 16
Views: 9972

Re: New Chevy Spark EV owner

Just put the same Generals on a week ago and lost one mile of range but then again it's gotten colder. They were tested by CR as "Good" for rolling resistance which is likely less than a 2% difference from a tire with an "Excellent" rating from all the research I could find. My normal range is 70 mi...
by msmith99
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery degredation
Replies: 252
Views: 171769

Re: Battery degredation

I recently ordered a 2015 Spark EV from Carvana that just came off a 3-year lease with about 17,500 miles on it.... ....it showed exactly 15kWh capacity. I'm sending it back and requested another one. Welcome to the forum. Unfortunately, this battery capacity level (~15kwh) is pretty much what is t...
by msmith99
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery degredation
Replies: 252
Views: 171769

Re: Battery degredation

I recently ordered a 2015 Spark EV from Carvana that just came off a 3-year lease with about 17,500 miles on it. When it arrived it had a full charge range of 65 miles and that leveled out to about 70 miles after a few charges. I calculated the capacity at around 15KWh based on the kWh used divided ...

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