I should have a proper warm up of the battery as I’ll be driving wife’s Y from airport, but it will have approximately 55% SOC when I arrive at 11p tonight.Doesn’t seem low for an SR+ to me, especially if he didn’t come from very far away and the battery pack wasn’t yet up to ideal temperature.
Update: he got 185 kW peak as his SOC went from 25% to 30%.I know a local owner (not on TMC and barely on FB) who will be stopping by late tonight at low SOC to see what power he gets.
FWIW, battery pre-conditioning can take a significant amount of time (depending on ambient temps of course). The battery is a HUGE thermal mass.I should have a proper warm up of the battery as I’ll be driving wife’s Y from airport, but it will have approximately 55% SOC when I arrive at 11p tonight.
I was looking at the map, which had the construction icon earlier today. Maybe my browser didn’t refresh. Sorry!
Yeah, that seems low. FWIW, my MY LR would have been at ~100 KW at that SoC on a typical V3 curve.
FYI, I charged yesterday, and it was my first truly wonderful V3 experience. I arrived at 8%, hit 250 for quite some time (maybe until 20% or so?) and was still about 150 at 50% SOC. Total charge time from 8% to 68% was ~20 minutes.
No, probably not fully conditioned. It really takes quite a lot of hard driving and decent exterior temps to get the battery up to full temp. Much more than people seem to expect. The thermal mass of the large battery is just not going to be overcome so quickly. From the reports that I often see in these threads, most often it seems like this won't happen at all for the first supercharger stop of a trip unless it's already quite warm out (i.e. over 80 deg. F).The “preconditioning battery” message came on about five minutes before I arrived (at the end of a ~30 minute drive), so presumably my battery was fully conditioned.
For my charging, I was arriving from NC, and my car (Model 3 LR RWD) started pre-conditioning a lot further than 5 minutes away... I think it can depend on making sure you aren't just routing to the supercharger but routing somewhere from the supercharger, as well... (That may not be true, but that has seemed to be my experience.) For me, I was routed through to south Georgia and Newnan was just a stop on the way. For two of the stops on my trip, the car actually started pre-conditioning the battery around 90 miles away from the next charger!I took to heart the comments several posters made about battery temp & SoC. The next chance I had to run down the charge into the 20s (percent), I drove from the airport to the Newnan charger (with the charger set as the destination). The “preconditioning battery” message came on about five minutes before I arrived (at the end of a ~30 minute drive), so presumably my battery was fully conditioned.
I definitely saw an improvement, so, lesson learned! However, not seeing your ~100kW; and nowhere close to the following numbers: