Batteries prefer 20-24deg C.DRCayenne said:I am still slightly confused by above as batteries are (meant to be) temperature controlled so why the big effect of external temperature?
Therefore the combination of air and battery use, they will either be heated or cooled. Either way the battery will be using a % of the power to do the cooling / heating. In addition in hot/cold weather the driver will have the heating/cooling on ... again increasing your consumption.
"EXTREME TEMPERATURES Extreme low and high temperatures impact upon how well a battery can maintain its level of charge. I-PACE features sophisticated thermal management systems which help to keep the battery at its optimal temperature and minimise the impact of outside temperatures on the car's range.
Presumably this doesn't involve magic, but requires that the car is still connected to the charger, so using eg mains power rather than the car's own battery power for the temperature 'pre-conditioning'?DRCayenne said:One way round this problem is to use the battery pre-conditioning app which can add between 31 and 62 miles (https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/motor-shows-geneva-motor-show/2018-jaguar-i-pace-395bhp-ev-revealed ).
Yes, uses mains instead. Battery and car interior at optimal temp before you leave charger. Therefor max possible ramge, and minimising effect of temperature extremes on rangejohnd said:Presumably this doesn't involve magic, but requires that the car is still connected to the charger, so using eg mains power rather than the car's own battery power for the temperature 'pre-conditioning'?