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After almost 5 months in storage, my Karma is back on the road. The snow is mostly melted away and the recent rains have washed the salt off the roads. Thanks to @Harleyguy for recommending the battery tender, that worked perfectly. Also the HV battery kept its full charge the entire time. It's so great to be driving the Karma again.

 

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There was a black representative at Cars and Croissants today. They parked us together. It reminded me of when we attended Cars and Coffee in SF. -Alex
 

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There was a black representative at Cars and Croissants today. They parked us together. It reminded me of when we attended Cars and Coffee in SF. -Alex
That was definitely fun. I have been to a few EV gatherings here, and so far I have been the only Karma.
 

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I hear so many horror stories about Karmas in hibernation not waking up. Glad to hear it's possible to do it and have it go smoothly.
 

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I hear so many horror stories about Karmas in hibernation not waking up. Glad to hear it's possible to do it and have it go smoothly.
The critical element is the 12V battery. As long as the 12V battery is well-tended, the emergence from hibernation should not be a problem.
 

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Welcome back lol
Thanks. It's good to have her back. Your battery tender recommendation was absolutely critical in allowing her to emerge without problems.
 

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My car battery died over the winter. What do I need to do to revive it? I will buy a battery tender for next winter. Lesson learned!
 

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After almost 5 months in storage, my Karma is back on the road. The snow is mostly melted away and the recent rains have washed the salt off the roads. Thanks to @Harleyguy for recommending the battery tender, that worked perfectly. Also the HV battery kept its full charge the entire time. It's so great to be driving the Karma again.

Fab, I stored mine with a tender but had the HV battery at about 55%. After I started the car and did a short run, I then fully charged the HV. I thought this was the correct protocol. It worked! What was your "full charge" during storage. Welcome back to the road.:)
 

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Fab, I stored mine with a tender but had the HV battery at about 55%. After I started the car and did a short run, I then fully charged the HV. I thought this was the correct protocol. It worked! What was your "full charge" during storage. Welcome back to the road.:)
I did the same thing. The HV battery was charged to about 65% and came out at almost the same level. I have been driving her around in a mix of Stealth and Sport modes to exercise the ICE and burn off some of the stale gas.

I have been charging the HV battery at Level I only and today I charged the battery on Level II for the first time.



<Knocking on Reclaimed Wood> So far, all seems nominal. I hope it stays that way because my nearest service center, @FiskerPhilly, is a good 6-hour drive away.
 
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