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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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Le préconditionnement de la batterie pour MY2022 interviendra à l'automne lorsque la MY2023 commencera à être livrée. MY2023 est livré avec un préconditionnement de batterie. Il s'agit d'une lettre aux concessionnaires en Allemagne.
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êtes-vous sûr que ce sera bon pour la version MY2012 ? car je sais qu'il y aura un préconditionnement pour la MY2013. mais je n'ai pas d'infos pour MY2012
 

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I've been watching the forum for a while, but only recently joined as we have an EV6 due to arrive soon and have been told it was built as a MY22 not a 23 as originally expected :(

I posted the same on another thread related to pre-conditioning for MY22, but this appears to be more active more recently.

I've been told that in the UK all EV6 do have battery heaters (and winter mode), but that the battery-pre heating from NAV will not be coming to the MY22 cars and is only for MY23 onwards.

This was from a dealer who asked their product specialist, so I'd say it's fairly accurate.

I'm hoping somebody can tell me with a factual source that this information in incorrect and battery pre-heating will come to MY22, but if not it's a huge kick in the teeth.
 

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I've been watching the forum for a while, but only recently joined as we have an EV6 due to arrive soon and have been told it was built as a MY22 not a 23 as originally expected :(

I posted the same on another thread related to pre-conditioning for MY22, but this appears to be more active more recently.

I've been told that in the UK all EV6 do have battery heaters (and winter mode), but that the battery-pre heating from NAV will not be coming to the MY22 cars and is only for MY23 onwards.

This was from a dealer who asked their product specialist, so I'd say it's fairly accurate.

I'm hoping somebody can tell me with a factual source that this information in incorrect and battery pre-heating will come to MY22, but if not it's a huge kick in the teeth.
The local dealer tells me that preconditioning will be coming to the 2022 MY in the fall. Most probably have to go to the dealer for the reflash. Who knows? We won't know for sure until it happens. Ce la vie !
 

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The local dealer tells me that preconditioning will be coming to the 2022 MY in the fall. Most probably have to go to the dealer for the reflash. Who knows? We won't know for sure until it happens. Ce la vie !
For me it's slightly different, as we are considering walking away as the fast charging was the feature that had us pick an EV6 over ipace, Audi/Skoda or other EV.

Having the heater as standard (unlike some Ioniq 5) is a good thing, as I assume the heater will warm the car battery when plugged in, so at least the charging speed will improve as it goes. Not having the pre-heat however is a bit of a big deal.


I will quite happily empty a tank of diesel a day when I'm working away and a 20 minute break every 200-300 miles is ok, but not a 60+ minute one as that would add unacceptably to an already long day.
 

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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...
"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...

Translation - Optimized battery mode for sustained driving performance and shorter DC charging time in winter
 

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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...

Translation -Optimized battery mode for sustained driving performance and shorter DC charging time in winter

Definitely battery pre-conditioning
 

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Bonjour, la lettre ne mentionne pas la version 2022. Mais seule la version 2022
Sorry, I did not see your post. You are correct in the letter it does not mention the MY2022 battery pre-conditioning feature but the same person who posted the letter and has the connection to Kia mentioned in the thread that the MY2022 update that was supposed to be released in Q1 2022 will be released in Fall 2022 for MY2022 cars. I hope that is true since the changes between MY2022 and MY2023 are mostly cosmetic except for the battery preconditioning so it does not appear in the US additional hardware is needed.
 
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