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Hi everyone! I've got a Wind AWD without the tech package. Have we heard anything about on-route battery preconditioning, prior to reaching a charger? Just noticed this in the app today, but tried navigating and driving to a DC fast charger (100 kW max) but this didn't change at all, even when I refreshed the data. No information on the car either.

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I know there have been "little birdies" that have suggested ou-route battery preconditioning and wireless Apple CarPlay are coming "this spring," I haven't actually seen anything official from Kia. Very interested to see if anyone has any real information or sources from YouTube videos etc...

This article from Hyundai UK seems to suggest that the 77.4kWh Ioniq 5 pack, theoretically the same as the one in the EV6, will have battery preconditioning soon. We know we have the battery warmer in the AWD models (if you have Winter Mode), so it seems like it would be a relatively easy software update. Battery enhancements and specification changes for Hyundai IONIQ 5
 

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Here is the Norwegian article. Not specific to Kia though. Ioniq 5 får større batteripakke

"Knudsen in Hyundai Norway says that they expect that battery preheating will also come to existing models, but that they do not have more information from the factory about this now. Such an update will in principle require a service visit, as Ioniq 5 does not have the same possibilities for wireless updates as some of the competitors."


Basically, all the Kia models with the "Winter Mode" option have the necessary hardware. Nothing official from Kia though.
 

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"While the larger battery will only be installed in vehicles from the 2023 model year onwards, another change frequently requested by current customers will be applied to existing vehicles via a software update: the preconditioning of the battery. So far, Hyundai has not officially announced this update in a press release, but rather in a mailing to customers. In this respect, it is only logical that the 2023 model year will also have this function. As soon as a route to a fast-charging station is planned in Hyundai’s own navigation system, the battery will in future be heated or cooled in order to be in the optimum temperature window at the start of charging. “This guarantees improved real-world charging performance in cold ambient conditions,” Hyundai writes."

This is from Hyundai boosts 2023 Ioniq 5 battery and range - electrive.com

The only official thing I've seen from Kia is in the new Niro EV. Around 9:32 in this video.


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There's a lot of smoke here, and the fact that it says "battery preconditioning" in the app with a button to find chargers but no "battery preconditioning" mentioned in the user manual must mean the app is ready for it but the car isn't...
 

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Weirdly in the screenshots, it looks like it specifies "Winter" but no "Winter Mode" is present in this car. Perhaps it's just a different language for Winter Mode. Or perhaps Winter Mode will be replaced by this language?

Seems like it is likely it will come to EV6 models that have a current "Winter Mode," probably towards the fall here in the NE, and probably as a dealer update.
 

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Hi everyone! I've got a Wind AWD without the tech package. Have we heard anything about on-route battery preconditioning, prior to reaching a charger? Just noticed this in the app today, but tried navigating and driving to a DC fast charger (100 kW max) but this didn't change at all, even when I refreshed the data. No information on the car either.

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I know there have been "little birdies" that have suggested ou-route battery preconditioning and wireless Apple CarPlay are coming "this spring," I haven't actually seen anything official from Kia. Very interested to see if anyone has any real information or sources from YouTube videos etc...

This article from Hyundai UK seems to suggest that the 77.4kWh Ioniq 5 pack, theoretically the same as the one in the EV6, will have battery preconditioning soon. We know we have the battery warmer in the AWD models (if you have Winter Mode), so it seems like it would be a relatively easy software update. Battery enhancements and specification changes for Hyundai IONIQ 5
The Ionia 5 and EV6 have that capability built in, but the manufacturer has not "turned on" that feature in their current software. I've not seen a definitive date for the update to activate pre-conditioning.
 
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