Aircross C5 Hybrid Battery

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Post by OngarWoody » Mon Aug 01, 2022 7:04 am

Hi all

I have had a Aircross C5 Hybrid for 10 months now and overall I have been pretty happy with it.

I am fully aware that the miles you can get from a charge is dependent on temperature but over the past few weeks this has significanly gone down.

With the mild overnight temperatures as they are, until 2 weeks ago I was getting the maximum 32 miles per charge but for the past 2 weeks, it hasn't gone past 26 which is nearly a 25% loss of charge.

Has anybody else had these issues.



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Post by Designator » Tue Aug 02, 2022 12:27 pm

I still can't decide what is influencing the charge on mine. When I first got it in February it refused to get beyond about 20 miles of charge, now, six months later it usually gets about 36 miles loaded over night but a few times now it has got to to 39 miles! This is definitely related to the ambient temperature but there must be more to it than that. Last night it rained heavily and the temperature was mild rather than extremely hot or cold and I got 39 miles. I think maybe it helps if the battery has been completely drained before charging but maybe someone on here understands this mystery better than I.

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Post by BusybeasC5A » Thu Aug 04, 2022 3:29 pm

Sadly, the more I hear about Citroen hybrid and eC4 full electric battery range woes, together with their awful My Citroen App, the less inclined I am to pursue either with Citroen.
I just don't think the technology (nor the cost) has reached where it should be for the masses.
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Post by Designator » Thu Aug 11, 2022 10:06 pm

I think I may have found an explanation for some of the variations in the battery range from day to day. On page 20 of the manual it says "The range displayed depends on the use of the vehicle (type of driving and speed), the outside temperature and the activated comfort equipment." Its that last bit that holds the clue; "The range displayed depends on.................the activated comfort equipment" So I think this may mean that in estimating the battery range the car is noting whether you left the air con control set to on when you started the charge plus, of course the ambient temperature etc.

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