Would one of you knowledgeable people please educate me regarding battery pre-conditioning? I'm heading into my first winter with the i3 and now the temps are getting down into the mid 20's and low 30's at night, with a few nights already in the high teens. I know that conditioning takes energy out of the battery, so will reduce driving range, so I would like to pre-condition the batteries while the i3 is still connected to my L2 charger at home. I had originally thought that the "climatize" feature would also pre-condition the batteries but I recently saw a post in another thread that seemed to indicate that it doesn't.
So, some questions: Does climatizing pre-condition the batteries? If not, is there a way to pre-condition the batteries while still attached to my L2 charger? And if I can indeed pre-condition the batteries, how long should I expect that to take when the temps are in, say, the mid 20's to low 30's?
2014 BMW i3 with Range Extender Engine, Capparis White/Frozen Black, 20" wheels,, Giga World, Tech + Driving Assist, Parking Assist, DC Fast Charging, TurboCord EVSE