- Dec 18, 2019
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- '21 InfBlu Prem MMEx Past: '13 C-Max '98 Explorer
It definitely does during charging but I bet it doesn't other times. The relays will clickity clack randomly though.Honestly not sure. I swear I’ve heard coolant moving randomly when I went in the garage and it was done charging. That’s said I got it late October and haven’t had it when it’s summer hot.
This is related to heating, not cooling, but I thought this charge session yesterday was interesting. I was charging to 100% at a 6kW charger at work. It maintained 6kW up to 99% and then started tapering the charge rate as expected. After about 2 hours of tapering, the car hit 100% and I got a push notification from FordPass saying the car was fully charged. As soon as that happened, the draw from the charger shot back up to almost 6kW and the banner in FordPass said "Preparing for drive". That message was misleading because I had no departure schedules set. I assume the car decided to heat the battery after charging just because it was cold (5F) outside.It definitely does during charging but I bet it doesn't other times. The relays will clickity clack randomly though.
I’m also very frustrated . When I bought the car in July , the extended range battery got +330 miles . Now it get far less than 200 miles just because it’s cold. We also have a basic Tesla model 3 and it does not have cold battery issues nearly this significant … and right now it gets more miles than the mache extended range battery .BuT wHy Is My RaNgE 200 wHeN fOrD sAyS iT sHoUlD bE 270?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
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Have you compared the actual physical range of the two cars? Or are you just comparing what the guess-o-meters say? All lithium ion batteries lose capacity at low temperatures, the difference you are seeing might be more about how the companies calculate range than about the actual battery.I’m also very frustrated . When I bought the car in July , the extended range battery got +330 miles . Now it get far less than 200 miles just because it’s cold. We also have a basic Tesla model 3 and it does not have cold battery issues nearly this significant … and right now it gets more miles than the mache extended range battery .
FYI from EV battery cold weather operation in Norway, the European country with the highest EV ownership.
|Car||Official WLTP range||Real-world cold weather range|
|Nissan Leaf 62kW||385km (239 miles)||298.7km (185.6 miles)|
|Renault Zoe||380km (236 miles)||316.3km (196.5 miles)|
|Seat Mii Electric||258km (160 miles)||226.6km (140.8 miles)|
|Skoda Citigo-e||258km (160 miles)||220km (136.7 miles)|
|Tesla Model X||507km (315 miles)||419.6km (260.7 miles)|
|Tesla Model 3||560km (348 miles)||404km (251 miles)|
|Tesla Model S||610km (379 miles)||469.8km (291.9 miles)|
|Volkswagen e-Golf||222km (137 miles)||198.1km (123 miles)|
|Volkswagen e-up||251km (155 miles)||226km (140 miles)|
|Vauxhall Ampera-e||423km (262 miles)||296.9km (184.4 miles)|
|Audi Quattro 50||299km (185 miles)||259km (160.9 miles)|
|Jaguar I-PACE||436km (270 miles)||333.8km (207.4 miles)|
|Kia e-Niro||455km (282 miles)||360.3km (223.8 miles)|
|Kia e-Soul||452km (280 miles)||352km (218.7 miles)|
|BMW i3 120Ah||310km (193 miles)||245.8km (152.7 miles)|
|Hyundai Ioniq||311km (193 miles)||279.3km (173.5 miles)|
|Mercedes-Benz EQC||404km (251 miles)||307km (190 miles)|
|Nissan Leaf 40kW||270km (167 miles)||208.9km (129.8 miles)|
|Audi Quattro 50||299km (185 miles)||259km (160 miles)|
|Audi Quattro 55||398km (247 miles)||341km (211.8 miles)|
From the EPA website, gee I wonder what Ford was copying.