Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Central Florida
High heat after charging overnight - does this sound right?
Here's the setup
Plugged car into the charger last night at around 8pm with about 81 estimated miles on the car. Didn't remember the % of charge estimate. Planned to let it charge to 100%.
4:30am this morning, my wife says the fan for the car was running very loud and the car and the garage were hot.
Rest of the setup - outside airtemps were 72 degrees. I went into the garage about 15 minutes later and the fan was off, but the garage temps were in the 80s and the front of the car was hot. The car should have completed 100% charging 90 minutes prior, but I have a simple charger that doesn't tell me when charging concluded. I grabbed a digital, laser thermometer and measured temps at various points on the car. Front quarter panels were 110 degrees, top of the hood, front, middle was 115%. Opened the "frunk" and got interior temps of 135%.
To me this seems high for 7.6kw charge rate. The fan does run off and on during normal charging, but I don't recall the battery cooling to bring the exterior temperature that high. Unfortunately I can tell when the charging completed, so I don't know the timing of charging related to this thermal event. No other notifications on the car and the Remote App doesn't send me end of charge notices.
I took pictures of the temp readings and the locations that I'll share with the dealer. Since this is my first EV and I don't recall seeing similar behavior of the last 4 months, I thought I'd check on the experience of others if you've seen this on occasion.
2019 I-Pace EV400 SE
Firenze Red - Ebony/Ebony
Driver Assist Pack
Black Exterior Pack
20" 5 Spoke Style 5068 Gloss Black Wheels
plus a few extras