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Range seems to be dropping 3 miles per 1 mile driven

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Hello! I just picked my truck up today and I love it! this may be too soon to ask, but my range seems to drop much faster than my actual miles driven. '23 Lariat ER, temp today was between 30-40 degrees F

I picked the truck up with 43 miles on the odometer and it said it had 306 miles of range available. i drove 8 miles to home and it showed 280 left in the tank. Then i got back in a couple hours later and it dropped to 270, Im assuming from the cold, and drove 5 miles, but it dropped to 260 miles available. Then took my wife around the block, 8 miles and it shows 240 now. Total ODO shows 67 miles on it but only 240 available, meaning the truck thinks i drove 70 miles today with a real distance of 20.

Am i looking to closely at this? I just want to nip it in the bud with the dealer if there is something wrong.
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I get the whole variable range depending on driving style...

I can guarantee I am averaging less than 150 per tank on an extended range battery. Total garbage.
You're guaranteeing that you've not been able to actually drive 150 miles with a charged ER battery? And, your truck is total garbage? And, you also say that you understand the range difference caused by driving style? What kind of energy consumption are you seeing per mile? You control that.

Am i looking to closely at this? I just want to nip it in the bud with the dealer if there is something wrong.
What you're seeing is almost certainly normal behavior. There are lots of threads here on this subject. Check them out. Most threads started with complaints about the initial range guess number displayed to be too low at the beginning of the drive. So, Ford updated the software with a DTE (Distance To Empty) update. Now, it shows a high number and drops quickly without seemingly considering previous driving habits. Basically, what you're seeing is a result of people saying they want to see a big range estimate to make them feel better.

Cold weather is a range killer. Moving and heating a big vehicle requires a lot of energy. There is no voodoo alchemy that can beat physics. If the consumption shows 2.0 miles per kilowatt hour with a 131 kilowatt hour battery, you're not going to drive any more than 262 miles. You can maximize range by driving slower, pre-conditioning the vehicle using shore power from home charging, and turning the cabin heater down. Or, driving the vehicle like you want to, not worrying about things, and charging more.
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