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How to prolong life and charging capacity of HVB in Ford Fusion Energi


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#41 OFFLINE   jasper7821

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 08:50 AM

My 2015 has 62k miles and I am in AZ too and I have a 70 miles round trip commute to work and work in the middle of the desert with zero shade and I charge on 110 there during the day and when I get in my car at the end of the day it's 140-150 degrees in the car.

And at night it's about 105 in the garage and I charge on 220.

My car uses 4.5kw now until the battery is out. But when I get to work (about 1/3 city and the rest freeway and rural road) it usually says 20-24 miles EV. When I exit the freeway, I have about a 4 miles road until I get to work. I use the Empower screen and can usually stay in EV mode until just about up to the guard gate unless there's cars behind me and I have to speed up and use gas.

 Several months ago I think I was close to 5kw, so it's gone down almost .5kw in the last several months. For the first two years I was in California and now I'm in the miserable heat, so I think being in the heat has degraded the battery more than being in nice weather.


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#42 OFFLINE   bdginmo

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 09:59 AM

One thing we don't know is if the degradation is linear. In other words, just because you lost 20% in 17,000 miles doesn't mean you'll lose another 20% in the next 17,000 miles even if all other things are equal.


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#43 OFFLINE   My14Energi

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Posted 04 August 2018 - 08:21 AM

2014...74k miles...getting 4.5kwh from full charge/discharge now. About 18 solid miles depending on speed and a/c use

#44 ONLINE   Davidoo

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 12:58 PM

2014...74k miles...getting 4.5kwh from full charge/discharge now. About 18 solid miles depending on speed and a/c use

 

That is good for you.  My car has 57k less miles and 3 years newer and now I get about 4.4kwh.  



#45 OFFLINE   jsamp

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 10:20 AM

When I checked last year at 50k miles I was at 5.4kWh, but I'm known to baby my battery.  Haven't checked lately.  I was going to check in a couple months at 60k miles to compare.










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