Tom2018egolf
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Manual says motor may not start if temps fall to -27 celcius

Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:38 am

Has anyone had their e-Golf fail to start due to extreme cold?
I just bought an e-Golf here in Canada and am a little concerned as last year it got that cold about 10 times where I live in Calgary. I didn't know about this warning until reading the manual.

I know there is no battery heater, but would the heat of leaving it plugged outdoors help mitigate this problem?
2018 E-Golf Comfortline. White. Canada.
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f1geek
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Re: Manual says motor may not start if temps fall to -27 cel

Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:36 am

I live in CA, so I don't have any personal experience with -27C. What if you keep the car plugged in and set it to warm the interior prior to your departure time- I believe this will cause warmed fluid to circulate in the motor, DC-DC converter, power electronics, etc. (not the battery, of course)?

Best of luck!
2017 e-Golf LE, Multi Coat White with Black Vegan Leather interior

dephan
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Re: Manual says motor may not start if temps fall to -27 cel

Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:01 pm

Unless you leave the car outside, very little day the cold drops below -27 oC. If in your Calgary many days like that, should bring her inside any cover parking.
The temp. said in the manual is real temp., not the effect temp. by wind chill.
I'm in Toronto with some day ( last winter ) below -25 oC, parked outside, got no problem.
Any one in Ottawa or Montreal have experiences?

cattlerepairman
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Re: Manual says motor may not start if temps fall to -27 cel

Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:52 am

No issues in Ottawa last winter since February when I got the e-Golf. We had a few formidable cold nights.

Rsolaregolf
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Re: Manual says motor may not start if temps fall to -27 cel

Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:18 am

haven't had a problem here in the White Mts of NH

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