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Charge depleting fast in cold weather

Charge depleting fast in cold weather

Today, when I parked my car at work at around 8:00 am, the charge was at 59 and got a warning asking me charge right away because of the possible cold weather (snow forecast). I kept monitoring on my app and the charge now (2:00 pm) is at 47. Why does the charge deplete so fast in cold?

vmulla | 16 januari 2020

I'll keep things simple - It just does. So next, what are you going to do about it? Ans: Learn how the battery and efficiency gets affected under various circumstances.

Bighorn | 16 januari 2020

It’s not depleted so much as cold batteries are not as efficient. Miles can return upon warming.

naren_tn | 16 januari 2020

Thank you vmulla. Anybody has any useful links to learn about that?

Joshan | 16 januari 2020

opening the app keeps waking your car up and using battery also.

naren_tn | 16 januari 2020

Thank you Bighorn.

naren_tn | 16 januari 2020

You are right Joshan. I was opening the app to see if I have to run to a supercharger right away or would have enough charge left to head back home.

FISHEV | 16 januari 2020

"Why does the charge deplete so fast in cold?"

www.batteryuniversity.com

stingray.don | 16 januari 2020

Keeping the car “awake” with the app uses energy. Do you have sentry mode and/or summon standby off? These use energy as well.

Maxxer | 16 januari 2020

You lose battery available capacity when getting colder

It is from more difficult energy disponible from lithium ion transport through membrane while getting e from anode to cathode