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by SparkE
Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Pcitures, Videos of the Hyundai IONIQ
Topic: No more 12 Volt Battery
Replies: 1
Views: 1307

Re: No more 12 Volt Battery

Most (?all?) EVs (hybrids & BEVs) use a traditional (heavy) lead/acid 12V battery to power the accessories (dash, power windows, door locks) and to start the gas engine (if it has one). The Ioniq does not- it uses (a portion of) the Li_Ion battery pack that it already has, AND has the possibilit...
by SparkE
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: News & Main Ioniq EV Forum
Topic: Phev Battery Warranty Comparisons
Replies: 2
Views: 1299

Re: Phev Battery Warranty Comparisons

PluggedIn wrote:I think the Ioniq is so new it's not even on the radar of the people who create these lists!


No - READ the previous post : the list is from LAST YEAR.
by SparkE
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Cash incentives double for electric car buyers
Replies: 5
Views: 2492

Re: Cash incentives double for electric car buyers

The Solo costs $19,888 CAD (US$15,000) before any rebate or tax credit.

And yes, it is a trike (three wheels). It also only transports ONE person.
by SparkE
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Maintaining your EV yourself
Replies: 11
Views: 4685

Re: Maintaining your EV yourself

Look in the manual - it should be available on-line. Most EVs have very little regular maintenance, besides consumables (tires, windshield wipers, etc). Depending on how (if) the battery temperature is regulated, you might need to drain/replace the battery 'thermal management system' coolant every 3...
by SparkE
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Cash incentives double for electric car buyers
Replies: 5
Views: 2492

Re: Cash incentives double for electric car buyers

Just in time for the new Solo (manufactured in B.C. - coincidence? nah !)
by SparkE
Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Hyundai IONIQ VS Bolt EV
Replies: 5
Views: 2490

Re: Hyundai IONIQ VS Bolt EV

Aside from personal preference, if anyone is seriously considering the Bolt EV or the IONIQ Electric, then they will look at things like: 1) Cost for range. Obviously the Bolt has a 238 mile range, and the IONIQ is around 110, so if they cost the same then the IONIQ will not do very well 2) Heating...
by SparkE
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Slow, confusing state of 'fast' charging today
Replies: 7
Views: 2675

Re: Slow, confusing state of 'fast' charging today

EVgo announces 4-charger 350 kW system in Baker, CA ; to open June 2017 (altho prob 150 kW max at first) : https://electrek.co/2016/12/15/electric-vehicle-dc-fast-charging-station-in-us-breaks-ground-in-california/ ChargePoint announces its 400 kW ExpressPlus modular system, available in July 2017 :...
by SparkE
Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Slow, confusing state of 'fast' charging today
Replies: 7
Views: 2675

Re: Slow, confusing state of 'fast' charging today

I also read that charging stations are specific to vehicle type and they are not Universal it was the first time I had read anything like that and I wanted to ask on the Forum if this is true or where most charging stations available to most models of vehicles Charging stations are specific to *sta...
by SparkE
Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Slow, confusing state of 'fast' charging today
Replies: 7
Views: 2675

Re: Slow, confusing state of 'fast' charging today

It's really not that complicated. Use google if you want more info than what follows. Tesla has its own proprietary fast-charge systems, yes. I won't talk about them. There are currently TWO (non-Tesla) standards for fast charging : CHAdeMO and CCS (Combined Charging System). CHAdeMO was developed i...
by SparkE
Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Setting up Torque to show BMS data on the Ioniq EV
Replies: 15
Views: 21124

Re: Setting up Torque to show BMS data on the Ioniq EV

citygirl wrote:
splitmitten wrote:Aren't EV's known for having great tongue?
I don't know a lot but yeah I have read that a few times. It comes up a lot in Eracing and other more conventional car reads


The 'Torque' they are discussing is an app. (Notice the upper-case 'T'.)

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