This morning it was -19C in Oakville, Ontario. I was working the night shift at the Oakville Assembly Complex (Ford Edge, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKX, Lincoln MKT). There are no facilities installed here yet for EV charging.
So the car was not preconditioned for my trip home. I left the climate control off until I had to defog the windshield. I also had the cabin temperture set to LO, when I turned the CC on by hitting the fan slower button and then the defrost button (not max defrost), MyView showed the heater pulling power, right up to 5kW!! LO setting does not lock out the heater!!
Myfordmobile says I used 8kWh to get to work, with economy of 201 Wh/km. That was with the car fully charged, preconditioned and some use of the heater.
The day before, my trip home used 8kWh, no preconditioning, but it wasn't quite as cold. I stopped at a Ford dealership en route to grab some juice.
My 41km drive home was not comfortable, I had the seat heater on 5, so my body was warm, but my feet and hands (gloves on) got cold. I was in heavy stop and go traffic for the trip into Toronto. I was going to try to make it home with out stopping again.
The cold weather must really sap the range because I didn't make it!!
Ran out of juice 2km from home. Walked the rest of the way, called CAA and jumped in the Ford Escape Hybrid to meet the tow truck at the car.
Cold again tonight, drove the FEH to work today.
The solution for me will be to find a way to charge at work.