jadnashuanh wrote:Two things can radically affect your available maximum range with outside temperature being the biggest factor (the other being how you drive it, just like any car). What you can achieve in the summer will be considerably different than what you can achieve in the winter. The maximum range values typically advertised are for warmer temperatures. It does help if you can set a departure time with preconditioning, as starting with a warm car and battery pack will extend the maximum range available.
So it's normal I'm only getting 100km range during winter?
It may be, depending on how you drive. Worst situation...lots of short trips so the car can cool off in between, and you run the interior temp nice and warm. Best case, you set a departure time while preconditioning the cabin, and drive one, longer trip. Higher speeds affect range, stop and go, some, but not as much as you might think IF you anticipate when you need to stop and don't use the brakes much, if at all. Then, you can get close to summer ranges, but will unlikely to reach them. Best maximum range regimen, precondition with departure time, use one of the Eco modes and keep the cabin temp lower while using the seat heaters. If you really need the summer range, you probably bought the wrong car. That's a fact with ALL pure EV's...they take a hit in cold weather - much more so than ICE vehicles. On an ICE, cabin heating is a waste product...on an EV, it is battery range. The BEV is better than the REx, since it has a heat pump in NA as standard, and that's much more efficient than the resistance only heating on the REx.