Your car shouldn't struggle with a 50 mile round trip. How fast is the range dropping? The indicated range is only a guess, and not a very good one so it's better to ignore it anyway and just look at the % charge left.Well our car arrived last week but have to wait for our home charger so not using it to full potential at the moment. Husband has so far had 3 drives to his new job and taken the petrol car every time! I've found the unpredictability of the range meter quite frightening. It seems to drop very quickly on relatively short journeys so I'm already getting range anxiety for his commute. Zap map calculates that he wont need a charge to get there and back taking into account driving speed and elevation. Guess we will just have to bite the bullet and give it a go.
I was wondering, when I am eventually set up on Octopus Go 12 -4 am tariff and have a home charger, can I set the timer for it to charge from 12am until full charge, and then also get it to preheat at say 7am ready for husband departing at 7.15am? Trying to avoid him running down the battery with lots of AC and heater but don't know whether you can set pre heat when it's on timer more or indeed set two different timers in effect.
You can use the granny charger until your charge point is fitted. For 50 miles a day a 7-8 hour charge on the granny charger will be enough. A full charge from empty would only about 12 hours.
You can set the charge timer with a start time and no end time and then it will start charging at the set time and carry on until it's full or you unplug it. You set the pre-heat timer for the time you want to leave and it will start heating about half an hour earlier.