I had a 2014 for 3 years that got very good range. If there was any degradation, I didn't notice. Range was similar throughout my ownership.
I have been driving / riding electric Vehicles for about a dozen years with hypermiling being my most common style of driving.
Earlier this year I stumbled across a 2016 with 28 miles sitting unsold on a dealer's lot. They made me a deal " I couldn't refuse " so now I have
another. I immediately noticed that the range wasn't anywhere close to my 2014. I am guessing that it sat unloved for 2 years on the lot. Probably
unplugged. I was hoping that " exercising " the battery would help. Four Thousand miles later, it is getting progressively worse.
It charges to 100% but drops immediately upon driving. I have recently done some quick tests using ChargePoint to verify battery used.
Charged tonight with 28 miles since full. Car was showing 57% battery with 40 miles left. The weather here in Vegas has been in the mid to high
sixties all week. No climate control has been used. Assuming 20 KW as full, this would indicate 11.4 KW left. The ChargePoint used charges at just
under 6 KW per hour. With the slow down at the end, this should take 2 hours to full. At Exactly ONE hour, the charge began to slow and the FFE
showed 100% with 77 miles of range. ChargePoint shows that it delivered 5.4 KW which is about right (even low for my driving style ) for the miles
Once unplugged and started ( engaged? ), showing 77 miles, if I turn on the heater, it drops 23 miles of range. Heater off, it goes back to 77.
What type drop do most of you see when heat is engaged? ChargePoint shows about a 2 KW draw if heat is turned on while charging.
Anyone who has had a battery go bad on their cell phone should recall that the battery goes dead quickly then charges to " full "
equally as quickly, usually taking about 1/4 the time to SHOW full. I am guessing that is the situation with my FFE.
I have photos and videos I have taken of charge levels before and after charge, along with the ChargePoint graph.
Any suggestions as to how to approach a Ford dealer? The dealer I purchased the vehicle from is in a different state, so not going back to them.
I had a similar issue with the battery in my Honda Civic Hybrid. Took it to the dealer who agreed that the battery was defective but was unable to do
anything unless it threw a code. Several years later, it finally threw the code. I took it back to the same dealer who this time did a warranty
exchange even though it was now long out of warranty.
I have a Few OBDII adaptors that I have tried with Torque app and Forscan Paid version but, while the adaptor shows up on the phone, it won't
connect to the apps. Will be ordering a compatible one soon.
Any suggestions on that as well. When I had the 2014, I spoke with the people at Scanguage about something that would give me the enhanced
options needed for a BEV and they said that they had something specifically for the FFE. Was pricey compared to the ELM but offered quite a bit