coloradoman wrote: ↑
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:05 am
I use about 69% more battery when I am driving at temperatures around freezing than when I am driving at 60 degrees f. Does this seem unusual? I park my car outside and preheat before I leave. I also do mainly highway driving. The cold is sucking the life out of my battery. 2019 leaf s here. I can't even charge it enough overnight from a trickle charge to do my commute now.
Yeah trickle charging, parking outside, its bam bam bam...
Its all normal. Get a real charger. Sounds like preheating might have to go. That really sucks in super cold climates. I am guessing any more bundling and you won't get your arms close enough to grab each side of the steering wheel.
WTF...You live in TN, preheat and complain you don't have the range to make it to work? STOP PREHEATING. I know it gets cold there but not that cold. I don't preheat and yeah, my car gets into the 40's and lower but I never found preheating to be enough of a benefit when temps are above 25º (actually don't preheat then either) Even resistance heats starts to warm up the car in a few mins after taking off. Now, I know this isn't supposed to happen, but I notice both A/C and heat work faster when the car is moving verses when its parked and "idling"
I say shotgun some hot coffee and bring a mug with you. That should keep you warm enough until the heat kicks in a few mins later.
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