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My 2020 Kona EV has winter mode as it is the preferred trim level. My question is, why can you turn it on and off? Will it do anything in warmer weather? It looks like it does not so, why not just leave it on and why can it be turned off?

Fyi winter mode warms the battery for better performance and charging in cold weather.
 

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Not sure how much diff it makes in summer. But definitely should be on for winter.
 

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Ya, my hope is it would do nothing until it senses the temperature is cold. But that is not clear. For less tech savvy people like my elderly parents who just bought a kona ev, fiddling with things like this depending on the weather is a problem...
 

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I would say off. Even when the temperature is around freezing the vehicle is more range-efficient with winter mode turned off.
 
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