J_PATT wrote:I have a 2016 and the winter range is terrible. I have a 42-mile commute and with preconditioning and keeping the heater at 65*f I still end up getting to my office with ~7-8 miles of range left. A far cry from 40 miles left during the summer. My drive is mostly 55-65 mph on the highway. It is making me reconsider the car.
Can I ask.. If you are still making it to work (with 8 miles left), is that such a problem? You're making it to work just fine, seemingly in decent comfort, and 8 miles probably represents at least 10% charge remaining.
Also, it sounds like you must able able to charge at work, no? So, I would assume, you car is typically fully charged again by lunch, in case you need to go on an errand.
So, is the car not meeting your commute needs? -- with range to spare, even during the winter? Yes, it performs better in warmer temperatures (same for all of us, and all EVs).
Why the reconsideration?
I have a rougly 40-mile commute as well. Currently this winter (with my commute-time temps between 40-50), my 2013 FFE consumes about 80% of the battery on the trip. I drive mostly freeway around 70 mph (using cruise) with heat set anywhere 65-70. I also use the heated seats. I run my tires at 45 PSI. In summer, the same trip consumes about 60% of the battery.
How cold is it outside where you are?
Have you checked your tire pressure?