Phev range in cold weather going down

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  • #250380
    Brydo
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      Well the cold weather has certainly arrived and with it comes really poor electric range.
      Temperature overnight -7*C but +1 today when I had 11-mile range before completing a short journey of 5 miles. As I approached my house my engine started up as my battery had been totally used.

      We have a Volvo xc40 PHEV and last year was similar, during the summer months we regularly achieved 27 miles on a full charge, in fact a couple of journeys gave 30 miles but once the very cold weather returns our range falls off the edge of a cliff 😔

      The only person who got all his work done by Friday was Robinson Crusoe.
      Anything i post over three lines long please assume it is an article lol.

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    • #250383
      Avatar photoWinston
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        If you ever get stranded mate and need a tow just gimme a shout 🤭😉

        When life hands you melons...,
        Make melonade!

        #250386
        Brydo
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          Will do Winston 😁

          The only person who got all his work done by Friday was Robinson Crusoe.
          Anything i post over three lines long please assume it is an article lol.

          #250388
          kezo
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            I wonder what @Oscarmax is getting, now the colder weather has set in?

            #250391
            Oscarmax
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              Unfortunately I am down to 46 miles roll on the warmer weather


              In 2005 I suffered a brain injury which has left me with mental and physical disabilities.
              Unfortunately I do get confused and get things wrong, so I apologise in advance.

              Suzuki Across PHEV

              #250396
              kezo
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                Unfortunately I am down to 46 miles roll on the warmer weather

                7 mile loss sounds decent for this weather.

                #250438
                Oscarmax
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                  Unfortunately I am down to 46 miles roll on the warmer weather

                  7 mile loss sounds decent for this weather.

                  Toyota quote their EV range @ 0 degree C, as opposed to 25 degrees C Toyota quoted EV range is 46 miles in the summer we have seen around the 57/58 mark, the Suzuki uses a heat pump, the area we live is reasonable flat, in North Yorkshire it may be a different story, in Scotland the muck lower temperature I would imagine have some affect on range.

                  Our previous vehicle Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV EV range in summer 28/30 miles, winter 15/18 miles.


                  In 2005 I suffered a brain injury which has left me with mental and physical disabilities.
                  Unfortunately I do get confused and get things wrong, so I apologise in advance.

                  Suzuki Across PHEV

                  #250556
                  Oscarmax
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                    Down to 37 miles today extremely cold running cost around 9 pence @ mile on Octopus Agile rates, checked the Podpoint APP this morning 12 kWh at the current Octopus Agile rate average 8.9 pence @ mile still cheaper than petrol.

                    • This reply was modified 3 months ago by Oscarmax.


                    In 2005 I suffered a brain injury which has left me with mental and physical disabilities.
                    Unfortunately I do get confused and get things wrong, so I apologise in advance.

                    Suzuki Across PHEV

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