I bought a Soul EV (2017 27kWh) a couple of weeks ago, and it's come to my attention that the one I bought may not have the battery heater... I live near Chicago, and we get pretty cold in the winter (-20F/-30C is rare but does occasionally happen). I had a 2012 Leaf SL before, and that had a battery heater. What can I expect from this Soul EV if it doesn't have one?
The battery is in very good shape for its age -- the car only has 18k miles on it, and SOH is over 95% still, which I understand is a rarity on 2017 27kWh models. If I take it out in temps of -10 to -20C, is it likely that the car won't start after a few hours, or just really reduce its range?
Any thoughts from knowledgeable folks out there would be much appreciated.
EDIT: Confirmed -- I went under the car and cleaned off the label, and it is indeed 37501-E4000. Anyone successfully gotten a swap from E4000 to E4250 or E4250R when getting battery replaced? Or are there other changes that make it difficult/impossible to add the battery heater?
2017 Soul EV (base, silver)
Formerly owned 2012 Nissan Leaf SL