Hi - I'm trying to diagnose if the disparity between what my 2016 Soul's range "should" be and what it displays is due to the cold or if I just bought a lemon.
In March I purchased a 2016 Soul EV used. At the dealership doing the test drive the range estimate was showing around the 150km as expected for this vehicle new. Great, I thought. But when I picked it up later, it was down to 100km. The dealership gave me a story about how it was the cold doing this, and paperwork showing a 93% battery state of health. I figured maybe the car was stored indoors prior to the test drive, and the battery since cooled down. (All numbers here are without the heat on.)
But now it's spring in Canada and well above zero most of the time. 93% would get me closer to 140 km, but the car is consistently showing around 110km. A 30 km differential is not trivial.
I used to own a 2011 Leaf, and the range estimate there never really accounted for cold well when starting up. i've checked other posts here, but what I can't seem to figure out is if the Soul system is more sophisticated about callibrating for cold, or if something weird is going on.
Just bought the OBDII and it's indeed showing 93% SoH and no DTC codes.
Any thoughts or things to look for would be appreciated. The dealership said to get back to them in spring if the range didn't claw back up, and I want to go more informed than I am.