What do you mean it goes dead? 80% even in cold weather should get you 100+ miles. The best thing to look at is your miles per kwh, found on your trip screen. What does that say? Should average about 2 to 2.5 in winter, summer should be 3+
I am averaging 1.2 m/kw. I think i once saw it reach 2.2
I live 50 miles from work, and make sure that it is at 80% charge to leave. This suggests a range of 173.. I drove 50 miles to work, 7 to the highway, 40 on the highway, 3 off the highway. Because it loses posted range so quickly, i drove without any heat, so my feet and hands were cold. I periodically turned on the window defogger and then turned it off. At work i plugged the vehicle in, but it didnt charge noticeably.
WHen i got back in, there was not enough range to get home. It said 40 miles. I drove 12 miles to the nearest charging station and it was not working, so i drove to a volvo dealership that was close by and closed, but had a high speed charger. by that time my range was so low that i was getting the "low range" notifcations that are RED in color, less than 12%. I never run the car or accessories when charging or it LOSES range, so, again, i FROZE!
When it got to 57 miles (total charge time, 0hrs 49 min, 28$ charge added, distance added 45 miles) , i drove into milwaukee to use a high speed charger near an open wal mart so i could stop freezing, because i knoew that i didnt have enough to get 40 miles to home.
At walmart I charged up to 80 percent and drove home. (charge time 0h35 min, distance added 97 miles, total charge added 44%)
I also had over 100 miles on a less cold evening and drove without heat or defogger to eat dinner 18 miles from home. We couldnt get home without driving to a high speed charger, because we lost over 40 miles on that trip--and i didnt want to risk it.
SOmetimes when it is sitting in my driveway on the 110 v charger, it will charge, and i get logs that say: charge time 1hr 21 min. total charge: 2% distance added: -1 mile (THAT"S A MINUS SIGN)
Another example: total charge time, 1hr 10 min. Total charge added: 3%. Distance added: -1 mile.
When i drove the car to the dealership to report these concerns, i went less than 8 miles. when i arrived (again, no heat) i had 133 miles. THe car was parked and off in the warmed service garage. I was there less than 20 minutes. And the car dropped to a reported range of 124. (a loss of 9 miles, while off and sitting in a warm-ish garage?!)
I have 403 miles on the car.
At the dealership they charged on a level 2 charger. 2hr 5 min, adding 24% charge, and adding 40miles with a reported distance added of 40miles. (they recharged it to 100%) with a reported range now of 199 miles.
THe dealership indicated that as yet they cannot find a problem.
I contacted the Ford Customer Experience line, got transferred to an "electrical and battery expert" who told me that if they cant find a problem with the car, then these are the problems:
1. i dont condition the car for 30 minutes before driving (i dont have a regular day to day schedule) i DO make sure i start the car while it is plugged in. I DO make sure i wait 3 minutes before driving.
2. I need to drive on the back roads instead of the highway in order to regain the energy from breaking
3. It is my driving style (I typically get 99% on acceleration and deceleration parameters, and above 90% on speed-- but if anyone can tell me what speed to drive to get to and from work withuot having to recharge i will do it.
I am so incredibly pissed off that i spent $67,000 dollars on a car that i cant safely drive to and from work. I have to borrow other people's cars to go to work. to the ski hill (it's only 20 miles, but i sit there all day and cant get stranded in the boonies) I would think that if i spent that kind of money, i should be able to go more than 100 miles without having to sit someplace for 45 minjutes to recharge. And i would think i should be able to go 100 miles and still have HEAT and defogging. This is worse than an amish horse and buggy.