This was surprising to me, but I have suffered less, relatively, in the cold weather with my higher percentage of highway commuting than those with short, stop and go commutes. The regen gets crushed in the cold weather.KeiJidosha wrote:No pack heater, only air cooling. FEV range suffers from small battery (~18kWh usable at 70°), resistive heating element, and reliance on efficient regen that is absent in colder temps. Not much of an issue in California target market, but a real handicap in cold Northeast.JeremyW wrote:Does the FitEV have any sort of pack heater(s)? I thought no... but to me it seems like a no-brainer to use *some* heating measure while charging/connected to at least keep the pack temperatures up somewhat.
By the way, it was fun confusing the GOM when we had a day of warm weather after a real cold snap. One day I started with 37 miles on the GOM and after a 35 mile commute, saw the range increase to 38 miles!