Really what’s the point of wasting juice pre-heating to get more regen. I just don’t get it. The logic seems to be if I use 2kwh preheating my driving efficiency will improve and save me 1kwh on my journey. I get the warm car in the cold bit of pre-heating course, just not the obsession with preheating to get rid of the dots.
to a degree, if you’re plugged in when doing it so you aren’t using the battery, it can be a range min-max kind of thing. You’re spending more overall but less from the car and it’ll give a little extra range
Im going to preheat when plugged in but no power being used. Don’t fancy paying normal octopus go rates at 6AM. I wonder how much percentage of battery is used in a 15 minute preheat.If you pre heat whilst plugged in, you are potentially using power with a much higher carbon footprint (warmup morning commute often coincides with ramping up power generation) and at a higher electricity tarrif rate.
I think its not just for regen - that is just the most user facing aspect.Really what’s the point of wasting juice pre-heating to get more regen. I just don’t get it. The logic seems to be if I use 2kwh preheating my driving efficiency will improve and save me 1kwh on my journey. I get the warm car in the cold bit of pre-heating course, just not the obsession with preheating to get rid of the dots.
Weird, I definitely have the options. Maybe one of the last like you sayIt's been reported several times on this forum and elsewhere ... Google it, I didn't make it up honestly! Could your car be one of the last that have the options? Or did they bring it back again with a software update? Or maybe Fremont cars lost the options?
I understand the logic when doing a long trip, although 99% of the time battery is not an issue as I either have to stop at a supercharger at some point anyway or the journey is within the range anyway. Most people don’t drive that far 99% of the time, which was sort of parting the point.I think its not just for regen - that is just the most user facing aspect.
If its icon-on-the-battery cold then the car is going to use quite a few KWh of power to bring the battery and cabin up to heat. It doesn't really matter where you get that heat from, but if you are doing a long trip, it can eat into your range, which is already suffering a bit in the cold. Also, if its really cold you can use lose a fair chunk of forward power too. Not enough in the UK generally to cause a -real- problem, but it might be in the US. Better to top off from the plug if you can basically, but not essential.
Yes, but even the non heat pump wouldn’t offer much regen in cold weather with that pattern of use unless you precondition... but that’s probably a waste of electrons ...Had my car a week now. Because it’s cold and I finish charging hours before I leave, I don’t really have any regen. So it’s to be expected since I only travel about 11 miles to work and 11 miles back. It will be nice when I can go on longer runs to try the regen out properly. I definitely think the heat pump removes some heat from the battery like the reviews and tests have proved.