DS4 E-Tense dropping charge range

Hi, I am new to plugin hybrids. I was getting 34 miles indicated in my 3 month old demonstrator car when i first got it in April 22. I am seeing this erode through the weeks to 22 miles. is this normal as it gets colder.
The car only has 3000 miles on the clock. I also only drive 3 miles to work and 3 miles back each day.
I was plugging in every third day, now every day.

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Hello @haggis and welcome to the forum.

The first thing to remember is that the car will just show an estimate - owners of full EV’s often refer to it as the ‘guess-o-meter’ (GOM). A more accurate measure may be to fully charge and read the trip meter to see how long the charge will last. Some BEV owners use miles against battery % drop to get a reading.

Your guess that range will be greatly affected by weather is correct - the colder/worse the weather the lower the efficiency of the battery. High speed and hilly roads will also have a huge impact.

A final point is that the car will ‘learn’ your driving habits and adjust the estimate - the heavier your right foot the lower the range as speed and harsh acceleration kills range.

If you go onto the DS site there is a tool to show the effects of weather, driving style and speed on range and that will show you how things can change. There is a ‘style’ to driving a hybrid.

When I got my e-tense I saw a similar efficiency to your high point. As the weather got worse I saw the GOM figure drop to 18/19 because I was doing lots of short trips. However, when I did a longer trip and charged to 100% before departing the GOM showed 18 miles but I got 26 before the hybrid kicked in - that was with a good mix of roads/speeds so I was happy with that.

I hope this answers your question and that you enjoy your car. :grinning:

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Thanks Nods, that’s reassuring


Got 3M per kWh at an ambient temp of 9c this am. Happy with that - bring on Spring/Summer! :grin:

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