I haven't seen what I'd consider the "proper" range from bar one on the SOC meter since the first week with my car. Instead, seemingly irrespective of how I drive, I've begun to expect no more than 3.5 miles from it. In fact, I now consider that "normal". So imagine my surprise today when I got 6 miles out of bar one!
What was different about today?
Well, there were several differences from my normal charging routine:
1) The car was already at ~80% charged when I went to fill manually yesterday afternoon. It took only a couple of hours to get to 100%.
2) I decided to leave the car plugged in last night, because I wanted to try cabin pre-conditioning this morning (knew it was going to be on the cold side). So (and this was an oversight on my part), the charge timer kicked in at some point and attempted to charge the already full battery. Now I don't know when this started but, because I have charging set based on end time, I got two charging completed messages - one at 10:09pm and one at 12:07am (this is normal abnormal behavior when you charge based on end time).
3) It was quite cold last night, and we've already talked about how cold weather enables a battery to store more. But I wouldn't say it was a whole lot colder than many of the previous nights I've charged.
4) Because I pre-conditioned the car this morning (the first time I've actually used the heater while plugged in), the EVSE was connected and pulsing charge into the battery pack, as it does. Those of you who have done this before will know is normal operation.
So would anyone care to speculate on why this apparent restoration of full range within this one bar has occurred?