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2019 Fusion Energi Range - 20 miles?


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#1 OFFLINE   49erfusion

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 08:16 PM

Proud new owner of a 2019 FFE. Loving the car overall minus the non-existent trunk ;-/ Quick question regarding the electric range of the 2019 MY. I was under the assumption this vehicle had the larger electric battery with 25 mi range. I've only seen 21 miles max, typically 20-21 miles. Is this consistent with what others with the MY19 are getting or worth taking to the dealer to get checked out?

Using a L2 Clipper Creek charger at home and ChargePoint at work








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#2 OFFLINE   murphy

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 02:40 AM

Are you using the heater in electric only mode?  Using the heater in EV only mode in the winter drops my range from 21 to 10 in spite of the range calculation saying 17 when I start out.  I have never been to SF but the battery efficiency starts going down when the temperature is below 70 degrees.  If you are using the heater try using GO times instead to warm the car before you leave and then using a warm coat and the seat heater to stay comfortable.

 

Also don't drive above 45 mph in electric only mode.  Wind resistance increases with the square of the velocity so the faster you go the higher the energy draw on the battery gets.

 

The range display is a mathematical calculation.  There is no known way to measure the energy in a LiIon battery.  They keep track of what goes in and what comes out to compute an estimate of what is available.

 

If your trip to work involves "freeway" driving use EV Only to get to the freeway,  Then switch to EV Later while on the freeway.  Finally switch back to EV Only when you leave the freeway.  It will get better when the temperature stays above 75 degrees 24 hours a day.


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#3 OFFLINE   49erfusion

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 02:50 PM

Are you using the heater in electric only mode? Using the heater in EV only mode in the winter drops my range from 21 to 10 in spite of the range calculation saying 17 when I start out. I have never been to SF but the battery efficiency starts going down when the temperature is below 70 degrees. If you are using the heater try using GO times instead to warm the car before you leave and then using a warm coat and the seat heater to stay comfortable.

Also don't drive above 45 mph in electric only mode. Wind resistance increases with the square of the velocity so the faster you go the higher the energy draw on the battery gets.

The range display is a mathematical calculation. There is no known way to measure the energy in a LiIon battery. They keep track of what goes in and what comes out to compute an estimate of what is available.

If your trip to work involves "freeway" driving use EV Only to get to the freeway, Then switch to EV Later while on the freeway. Finally switch back to EV Only when you leave the freeway. It will get better when the temperature stays above 75 degrees 24 hours a day.


Have never used the heater, only the heated driver's seat and steering wheel. This is my second "electric" car, the previous being the RAV4EV.

Thanks for the tips on EV only and EV later modes. I'll give those a try and see if it helps at all.

#4 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 01:16 PM

With Lithium Ion batteries the range will go down with the outside temperature, at 50*F you may only get 20 miles and at 75*F 24 miles.

 

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#5 OFFLINE   49erfusion

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 02:23 PM

With Lithium Ion batteries the range will go down with the outside temperature, at 50*F you may only get 20 miles and at 75*F 24 miles.

Paul


Thanks Paul. It's somewhere in between 50 and 75 here in The Bay Area. Was hoping there might be a hidden option for "extended charge" as I know these batteries are usually best preserved when only charged to 80%
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#6 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 02:40 PM

Here are some tips to improve your range. https://www.fordfusi...-gas-mileage/  

Good Luck

 

Paul



#7 OFFLINE   muzicman61

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 09:46 AM

I'm getting about 27-28 here in Phoenix where temps going to work have been in the 40s and driving home in the 60s.


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#8 OFFLINE   jsamp

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 05:34 PM

EV at freeway speeds will drop your range in a hurry (as well as overtax your battery). 

 

I'm in the Bay Area as well with a 2015 and I'm getting 24-25 these winter days.  You should be doing better with your larger battery, but it could just be the computer still learning your driving.  After a weekend of around town EV driving, my car will tell me ~28 miles on Monday morning from a full charge.  By Friday morning after a week of commuting, it's back to ~25.



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Posted 16 January 2019 - 10:37 AM

It would be nice if you guys could monitor your HVB temps to see what's actually going on. :)

 

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