White RWD Long Range w/o Heat Pump
Do you know what exactly does battery care? Mine is always off...
I read somewhere it’s possibly related to winter mode where if it drops below -15 it will try to protect and warm the battery.I guess is something like that but in my case has never been ON, and it's winter. I'd like to know if somebody have some energy spent in battery care and, if it's a battery preheat function, what's the temperature threshold or conditions to make it work.
In theory Winter Mode is supposed to be using the battery heater to heat the battery to allow enhanced throttle response and faster DCFC charging speeds. In reality the solution should be that their future route planning software should plan DCFC charging stops and pre-heat the battery appropriately or they should just implement Android Automotive like Polestar and Volvo do which has this functionality.
From what I can tell a battery heater has only been available for the Kona since 2019, only for the Limited and Ultimate trim levels and only in cold climate countries.Battery Care only seems to show when the battery is being cooled after charging. Never seen it warm the battery but it shows when driving after charging if the battery is still being cooled down.
Even after 3 years in Konas I never ever saw the battery heat when cold even in the worst depths of Winter, Only Ever Cooling the battery after charging.
Dont have a photo of my EV6 doing it, but here is one from my old Kona which is the same software and system.
EDIT : Also when the EV6 is plugged in and charging and the battery is activly being heated to increase the charge speed, the Battery Care section on the screen shows 0 even though from Car Scanner you can see 5kw is being diverted from the charge to heat the battery during charging, So I would assume the battery care section is only set to show when its being cooled not heated.
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Thanks for this, good to be clear. Ordering process just started here in Australia, my fingers are crossed as supply very, very limited.Winter mode is standard but, yeah, the part about pre-conditioning the battery prior to DC fast charging is yet to be realised. This part should be updated OTA at some point.