Because it cuts into the range and if you don't need it and would rather have the range (say you have a L2 charger at your destination), then you'd rather have it off.
I was referring to winter mode not pre conditioningBut winter mode is supposed to protect the car battery from charge/discharge damage at low temperatures.
In my case, because of mild winter temperatures, I probably don't need to enable Winter Mode except on the "coldest" of days.I was referring to winter mode not pre conditioning
The BMS will protect the HV battery by heating and cooling the battery appropriately even if Winter Mode is not engaged but this does not insure adequate acceleration and regen. When the HV battery is cold (aka. cold soaked) it is slow to release energy for acceleration or accept energy from regen. This is because the cold temps inhibit efficient chemical reactions in the battery much like a 12V battery in the cold. Winter mode warms the HV battery in very cold temperatures (tests in the Niro EV and from Kia technical suggest about 14F) to increase performance of the car and when DCFC. Here is the text from the manual:There are a lot of implementation decisions like that with this car that I think are questionable.
To assist with speedy charging of the EV6 GT, new Navigation Based Battery Conditioning functionality optimises the temperature of the battery whenever a high-speed charger is set as the destination. This ensures that the EV6 GT can be charged at the optimum rate in colder temperatures.
All GT are MY23 so whilst I hope you’re right…The EV6 GT comes with navigation battery conditioning so hopefully it’s in the autumn update.
Kia’s most powerful production car ever and a new halo model for the brand, the EV6 GT combines exhilarating performance; first-class long-distance travel capabilities; ultra-fast charging tech; and a highly impressive real-world driving range for effortless cross-country touring.press.kia.com
That seems like great news!