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Hello everyone,

I apologize in advance as I am fairly new owner of a 2016 Kia Soul EV and new to this forum.

I bought an used 2016 Kia Soul EV in October of 2019. At that time I was getting about 140km range per charge. Come April of 2020 my range dropped down to 110km. I brought it in to Kia under warranty and they did an update on the car and at its peak in August I was up to 164km. As of now, my range displayed is 97km. I live in Langley BC Canada and the coldest temperature we get here is usually around 5 degree Celsius.

I took it back into warranty and they kept telling me my battery SOH is within the limit. Is there a reason for a huge drop on my range? Should I get a 2nd opinion from another dealership. I barely can get a return trip to my work these days without low battery warnings.

I am sure there are forums possibly on this issue but I don't have time to search. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you everyone.
 

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Hello everyone,

I apologize in advance as I am fairly new owner of a 2016 Kia Soul EV and new to this forum.

I bought an used 2016 Kia Soul EV in October of 2019. At that time I was getting about 140km range per charge. Come April of 2020 my range dropped down to 110km. I brought it in to Kia under warranty and they did an update on the car and at its peak in August I was up to 164km. As of now, my range displayed is 97km. I live in Langley BC Canada and the coldest temperature we get here is usually around 5 degree Celsius.

I took it back into warranty and they kept telling me my battery SOH is within the limit. Is there a reason for a huge drop on my range? Should I get a 2nd opinion from another dealership. I barely can get a return trip to my work these days without low battery warnings.

I am sure there are forums possibly on this issue but I don't have time to search. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you everyone.
It's cold, wait until summer and do some long trips, then reassess.
 

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I took it back into warranty and they kept telling me my battery SOH is within the limit. Is there a reason for a huge drop on my range? Should I get a 2nd opinion from another dealership. I barely can get a return trip to my work these days without low battery warnings.

I am sure there are forums possibly on this issue but I don't have time to search. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you everyone.
Afraid the range is roughly within spec, given expected battery degradation and the cold.

According to EV-database the range for a new Kia Soul 2016 (ie. no battery degradation) is 65 mi. / 105 km in the cold at highway speeds:

On the plus side the range estimate (GOM) on the Kia Soul is very reliable so if you can live with the annoying low battery reminder you'll be OK.
 

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The EV database winter values are based on -10degC, whereas his conditions are +5degC., so he should be able to get about 120km out of a new battery, assuming a linear relationship. If you also assume the SOH is linear with mileage, that would make his SOH 97/120x100=80%.
 

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If you are getting 97km in the depths of winter, this will be the low point of the annual cycle.

By April you could well be back up to 110km, the same as last April.

Hopefully you’ll peak next summer at 160km again too.

By October things will be starting to dip again but that could explain the 140km originally seen at that time.

I’m not sure whether the ranges you mentioned were as per the GOM, or actual driven distances. I’m going on the GOM readings, as the car always takes a while to adjust. For example, April and October may be similar weather wise, but in April the GOM is adjusting from winter still, whereas in October the GOM is adjusting from summer still, hence the difference between 140 and 110km shown on the GOM.
 
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