VW ID.3 Worst Edition
There’s a bit of technical information about the ID.3 battery here, a bit old now, but seems accurate based on what we know now the car is released.Obviously to young
@HandyAndy The "energy being consumed in heating the battery thing" is interesting, a more extreme example of what I have seen at home, not sure what that tells us about the BMS and how it is managing heating the battery and if that is a software tweak rather than a hardware change ? I'm not sure if this makes any sense but if energy is being used to heat the battery is that the best use of the energy or should it be used to push the car forwards ?
Anyone know what that whole system on the ID.3 looks like in comparison to the e-Golf ? Are the batteries the same design ?
Speculation city here (that's a 70's reference)
No single core component in an electric vehicle costs more—or probably matters more for the acceptance of EVs—than the battery pack. Many would argue that one of the best decisions Tesla ever made was going with the Panasonic 18650 cells in the Model S (and later, Model X). Thanks in part to...
The e-Golf battery is also pouch cell based, but obviously no water cooling/heating on that one.
I suppose in theory, it would have been possible to push a cold pack on the e-Golf, I never noticed any limiting of performance, and could only be pre-heated by finishing a charge being passive.
Actually, thinking about it, that’s how I use my ID.3 for my long trips. It sits idle at 60-80% charged, and I finish the last 40-20% just before departure. It would appear to be the only way to heat the battery whilst plugged in, but might explain my slightly higher range than some are getting.