Sean Davis· Registered
Hi - I have had my SE for 3 years now and I had this for the time this winter when temperatures were very low - I wonder if my car enabled this at the last service when they did routine software updates?During the last few days when it has been below freezing, my car will not run in full electric mode.
When I press start (with a fully charged battery) the ICE fires up this is despite having climatised the car whilst plugged in. The gauge on the dash shows zero miles available and there is a message saying battery power temporarily unavailable!
After a few miles running on ICE, the battery warms sufficiently for the car to run in EV mode.
As an example yesterday it was -4C, so I climatised the car. The app showed only 14 miles available but was at 100%. The car would not run in EV mode, so was running on ICE. After around 6 miles or so EV mode became available, but the range was only showing at 6 miles! I continued my shopping trip but after 14 miles the EV mode was no longer available, so my journey was finished on ICE.
So a 16 mile trip, the first 6 and the last couple on petrol, means only 8 in EV mode!
Strangely despite the app showing 14 miles before I left home, it took 6 miles on petrol before EV. mode was available and then the range was showing as 6 miles. How did I loose 8 miles whilst travelling on petrol?
Incidentally the charging port would not latch shut when I unplugged the car, I had to dowse it with de iced, and cycle the door locks a few times before the latch would secure the port door.
If this is all down to the battery being cold, how does this car operate in Scandinavian winters?
The first time this happened a few weeks ago, like you, I lost around 8 miles of range. On two other occasions, I was running on petrol for only about a mile before I could use electric and had 14 miles of range available.
My car is due a service later this month - I will ask about it then.