Speak EV - Electric Car Forums banner
1 - 20 of 25 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
48 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I've been trying to research from any source including Peugeot if it's possible to charge this car whilst sitting in the car or even whilst the doors are unlocked but charger locked in position. I see many other cars at charge points with families in the car and doors open?? It's inconvenient and costing me a fortune in coffee whilst waiting for the charge!
 

·
evezy referral code d6540
Joined
·
3,824 Posts
I have an e208 and it will charge with the doors unlocked and the vehicle occupied. I would imagine that it would be the same for the e2008.
 
  • Like
Reactions: sungrad

·
Read Only
Joined
·
2,123 Posts
Yeah it's standard on most cars with type 2 connector. When you unlock the car the charging will pause briefly and unlock the connector so you can safely pull it out and unplug. If you leave it a few moments it should resume however.
 

·
Registered
Corsa-e 2020
Joined
·
1,212 Posts
The AC charging only stops if you unlock a passenger door. You can change the settings to only unlock the driver door which will not interrupt charging. You can still unlock the passenger door by pressing the fob unlock a second time or the driver door handle a second time. If you used the proximity unlock, you can unlock the passenger doors by using the unlock button on the console.

Not remaining in the car during charging is some tech writers' weird idea of safety. It's perfectly safe to sit in the car whilst charging, AC or DC.
 

·
42k miles on public charging. Am I an expert yet?
Joined
·
3,156 Posts
Ok thanks all, so the Peugeot handbook stating I should not remain in or near the car is misleading?
There is no safety reason why it's unsafe to sit in the car whilst it's charging. Most cars will allow you to have the car switched on (albeit not the traction equipment obiously) with AC/heating etc. too.

I can't think of any reason why it would be sensible to stop a charge just because the car is unlocked!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8 Posts
The cable locks in,
I hope you didn’t buy my old car from Arnold Clark Glasgow 💀
Ha I don’t think so. Still learning on how it all works. Seem to be having some issues with the car so it’s booked to be looked over. Main concern is how quickly losing charge. Will mention the locking mechanism too.
Should it go red when it’s locked in or still flash green?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,922 Posts
At the moment PSA BEVs don't have a great reputation for range during cold weather. Something's not been as well engineered as it might, somewhere... and do they have a heat-pump to warm the cabin? That makes a noticeable reduction in loss-of-range when turning on heating, if you have it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8 Posts
Hi thanks for info, I think guy mentioned something about the heating but we’ve not had it on,

I charged it yesterday to 80%/130 miles on dash. Drove 15/20 miles in eco mode 10 miles of duel carriageway and it dropped to 78 miles. 52 mile drop in 20 mins. Is that normal? 50kW battery
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8 Posts
Hi thanks for info, I think guy mentioned something about the heating but we’ve not had it on,

I charged it yesterday to 80%/130 miles on dash. Drove 15/20 miles in eco mode 10 miles of duel carriageway and it dropped to 78 miles. 52 mile drop in 20 mins. Is that normal? 50kW battery
This was also mid morning so not freezing cold. Been charging 2.5/3 hrs
 
1 - 20 of 25 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top