n1o2c3a4c5h6e7t wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:43 am
What is the point of running the battery cooling for hours a day when you're not using it? How much energy does that use? Are you suggesting that this increases the battery's longevity?
I also doubt that a closed garage can get to 100 degrees overnight, and perhaps not during the day either. Shade can take 20 degrees off the ambient temperature in the desert.
Thank you for the reply. I am hoping to find the best balance of keeping the battery cool vs. keeping it at a full state of charge too long. I may be overthinking it a bit, as the BMW engineers surely considered all this when designing the car!
I keep a thermometer in the garage, it is totally closed up overnight, no vents .... definitely stays at 100 + some nights! Our other garage, has high and low vents to the outside and it stays a bit cooler, but still super hot this time of year.
I think that I may have figured what is going on, but I am still trying to verify. On my Juicenet App, one of the screens asks for the range when plugged in, so if I enter 81, and the Juicenet App says my max range is 114, it seems to automatically turn off after adding 33 miles of range. The challenge is that my Guess o Meter will go as high as 151, therefore my overall charge % will be under 100%. More experiments is required, and I will report back.