2021 Mustang Mach E First Edition, 2016 Nissan Leaf, 2003 Toyota Tacoma, F-150 Lightning Lariat ER
This just went out to Mach E owners. Good advice for Lightnings as well:
Running the heater while charging means the truck will charge slower because of the energy used for heating.My thought was so that it could direct more power to the battery and the heater wouldn't syphon the power off. However on another forum I inquired if the Lightning had a way to heat the battery and it was theorized by one that the same heater may heat the battery and the cabin, believing then that the truck wants to divert the heat to the battery, thus helping it charge faster. Otherwise - it doesn't make sense.
The cabin will pre-warm whether plugged in or not. However, the battery will only pre-condition if the truck is plugged in.I read in another thread that while plugged in, the cabin can be pre-warmed. I just want to make sure that the cabin can also be prewarmed without being plugged in, right? Sorry for the newbie questions but this will be my first EV and I have A LOT to learn about them.