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by Porsche
Sat Oct 02, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: Engineering and Features
Topic: Acceleration with AC on
Replies: 1
Views: 261

Acceleration with AC on

Every now and then I turn on sport mode, turn off traction control, turn off the air conditioning, and stomp on the accelerator, just for a bit of fun. But then I thought to myself, this is an EV. Do I really have to turn off the AC? In an ICE car, the air conditioning compressor is mechanically con...
by Porsche
Sat Oct 02, 2021 6:44 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark
Replies: 22
Views: 8784

Re: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark

Last I checked, battery replacement for a Spark was something like around fifteen thousand dollars. That's more than twice what I paid for my 2015. Seems like a pretty strong incentive not to provide warranty service. I think I read in an article somewhere that (for not sure which particular model, ...
by Porsche
Tue Sep 21, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Anyone had a 2014 Chevy Spark lock up?
Replies: 3
Views: 6819

Re: Anyone had a 2014 Chevy Spark lock up?

I don't know if it could be something this simple, and you might already know this, but for the honking upon door closing, it might be this. If you leave the key fob in the car when you close the door after shutting down, the car will honk to remind you that you left the key in the car.
by Porsche
Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: No Android support?
Replies: 0
Views: 3620

No Android support?

Well, I guess it pays to read the manual. Am I really reading this correctly? The USB port in the car only supports iPhones (and flash drives)? Android phones aren't supported at all for wired USB connection? That's crazy. Somebody please confirm. I have a 2015 Spark EV LT2, just purchased in March....
by Porsche
Fri Jun 25, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: PSA: EV batteries are A LOT bigger than smartphone batteries
Replies: 12
Views: 15814

Re: PSA: EV batteries are A LOT bigger than smartphone batte

One argument for using cig lighter charger is that USB connector is much more fragile. If that's broken, it could be expensive fix whereas the chance of cig lighter getting broken is much less. Also, USB port mating cycle is far less (maybe few thousand) where as cig lighter is practically infinite...
by Porsche
Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Any interest in the 2015 Service Manual?
Replies: 5
Views: 3719

Re: Any interest in the 2015 Service Manual?

Hi:) still available? I sent you a private message but got no reply.
by Porsche
Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Tire recommendation
Replies: 22
Views: 24484

Re: Tire recommendation

On a previous car I owned I had Kumho's and they were noticeably louder than any other tire I had. The Michelin's are what we have on our volt and are quiet. Which Michelins do you have? Has your economy been affected? Now that I look again, the Premier A/S's only come in 195's not 185's. I use Mic...
by Porsche
Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Spark-eee smoked a Porsche today
Replies: 6
Views: 8957

Re: Spark-eee smoked a Porsche today

I just got a 2015 Spark and I've been hoping and waiting for the chance to pull up to a traffic light next to any sports car and leave him in the dust. I Just imagine it. I look over, try to get their attention. Drop it into neutral and race the engine... wait a minute.
by Porsche
Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:41 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 12,094 vs 20,709 battery replacement??
Replies: 9
Views: 12047

Re: 12,094 vs 20,709 battery replacement??

I just read that for a Chevy Bolt EV, they can troubleshoot and repair batteries with replacement done on an individual module basis. From Chevy: "Whole battery-pack replacement is also largely mitigated by the design, manufacturing technique, dealer diagnostic, and repair tools included to support ...

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