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Re: Official Kia Soul EV thread

Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:44 am

GetOffYourGas wrote:The good news here is that most chargers in the northeast support both CHAdeMO and CCS. So it's not about remembering the right charger locations so much as grabbing the right connector when you get there. Kind of like pulling into the gas station and grabbing the gasoline hose instead of the diesel hose.

At least you're less likely to put the wrong stuff in your car? There are one or two that are just the one type and not the other, but I'll look into if it comes to that. It is nice to know that most stations will supply both for the time being. I am concerned that they will phase out CHAdeMO in the US if most companies switch over to CCS.
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Re: Official Kia Soul EV thread

Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:40 am


Nissan Leaf
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV


Audi eTron
BMW i3
Chevrolet Bolt
Ford Focus EV
Honda Clarity
Hyundai Ioniq
Hyundai Kona
Jaguar I-Pace
Kia Niro
Kia Soul
Mercedes Benz EQC
Porsche Taycan
Rivian R1
VW eGolf

Tesla is migrating to CCS for supercharging in EU and Australian markets (maybe Korean market too?) and most of the Electrify America network will be CCS.

Sure seems like the death knell for CHAdeMO outside of Japan.
2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range (100% charge @ 15k miles shows 0.9% degradation)

2013 Nissan Leaf S + QC sold with warranty pack replacement (~35% degradation @ ~40k miles)

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Re: Official Kia Soul EV thread

Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:44 pm

T esla is migrating to CCS2 in Europe. This is not the same as CCS1 in the US and Korea.
In Korea T esla is migrating away from the European Mennekes compatible nozzle to the US proprietary system.

Chademo has the advantage that it is the same everywhere.

The new S oul EV will be CCS1 in the US and Korea.
The new S oul EV will be CCS2 in Europe.

Here are pictures showing the difference on the new N iro EV
CCS1 in the US via AlexonAutos

CCS2 in Europe via FullyCharged

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Re: Official Kia Soul EV thread

Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:53 pm

2020 Kia Soul EV rated for 243 miles, improved efficiency

That's EPA combined.
Guy [I have lots of experience designing/selling off-grid AE systems, some using EVs but don't own one. Local trips are by foot, bike and/or rapid transit].

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