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by SparkE
Sun Jun 12, 2022 2:43 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Spark EV Forum
Topic: California HOV Sticker Removal
Replies: 16
Views: 16221

Re: California HOV Sticker Removal

In California, the white stickers are no longer valid. Google's first suggestion gave me : https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/vehicle-registration/license-plates-decals-and-placards/clean-air-vehicle-decals-for-using-carpool-lanes/ click on "CAV Decal Colors and expiration dates" which says ......
by SparkE
Fri May 20, 2022 8:13 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Bolt/Spark Battery Swap?
Replies: 21
Views: 23988

Re: Bolt/Spark Battery Swap?

The only first gen EV where it makes sense (numbers-wise) is the LEAF, or possibly the Tesla model S.
by SparkE
Tue May 03, 2022 12:45 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Climate "ghost" randomly selecting modes
Replies: 7
Views: 1697

Re: Climate "ghost" randomly selecting modes

I borrowed a professional voltmeter a few years ago (from a friend) and checked voltage at the battery leads. In all 3 cases (car turned on, charging at 240V, DCFC) 13.4V (or maybe 13.6V? can't remember) is provided to the 12V accessory battery. I assume that the amps provided depend on how "fu...
by SparkE
Tue May 03, 2022 12:30 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Solo
Replies: 0
Views: 478

Solo

A couple of weeks ago when I was driving through my neighborhood (SF Bay Area) and saw an ElectraMeccanica Solo parked in somebody's driveway. My head whipped around so fast that I almost got whiplash !! Apparently they have finally started customer deliveries. 5-6 years after they were supposed to ...
by SparkE
Mon Feb 28, 2022 2:47 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Vehicle wanted for Testing Fast Chargers in Los Angeles
Replies: 5
Views: 930

Re: Vehicle wanted for Testing Fast Chargers in Los Angeles

I would think "free charging for 2 years" would be ample payment. Not asking what company you work for, but I can guess.
by SparkE
Mon Feb 28, 2022 2:44 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Looking.. and looking.. for my first EV
Replies: 24
Views: 17755

Re: Looking.. and looking.. for my first EV

Oh, and I haven't figured out yet what car I might buy when the gasmobile dies. It is 16 years old (and a very efficient PZEV low-polluter, 40+ mpg) BUT we almost never drive it - just for trips - we prefer the Spark. We only put 1500-2500 miles a year on it now, just for trips. It will probably las...
by SparkE
Mon Feb 28, 2022 2:26 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Looking.. and looking.. for my first EV
Replies: 24
Views: 17755

Re: Looking.. and looking.. for my first EV

Yeah, I love my Spark EV. My wife and I have discussions almost every day "so, where are you driving today" and "what errands need to be done today", "do we need groceries", etc. BECAUSE we both want to drive the Spark instead of the gasmobile (which we use for long tri...
by SparkE
Wed Jan 05, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Differences between 14/15/16 model years - ASIDES from battery?
Replies: 8
Views: 2161

Re: Differences between 14/15/16 model years - ASIDES from battery?

Your local Chevy dealer probably has NO IDEA what to check or what to do with a Spark EV.
by SparkE
Wed Jan 05, 2022 6:38 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark
Replies: 94
Views: 24693

Re: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark

The 2014 had ~21 kWh "A123" battery pack, and a (max) 35% degradation warranty, 8 years, 100k miles. The 2015 had ~18.5 kWh "LG Chem" battery pack, and a (max) 35% degradation warranty, 8 years, 100k miles. The 2016 had ~18.5 kWh "LG Chem" battery pack, and a (max) 40% ...
by SparkE
Sat Dec 25, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Remote recondition source of power?
Replies: 17
Views: 3204

Re: Remote recondition source of power?

Good question: what if we RTFM? ;) The manual is remarkably crappy on providing much detail about it. I stopped reading after the FOURTH virtually identical cut-N-paste text about "remote start" of the vehicle strewn thoughout the manual. (I have the PDF file, and can search for text in t...

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