That's odd, this winter we've had -22F a few mornings (colder with the wind chill) but both of my gas automatics started and drove just fine, they've also been fine below -40F with a block heater which I'm sure doesn't give too much heat to the tranny. Perhaps it's just a sign you need some transmission work.Well last night is was -15F and this morning was -8.5F and the auto transmission in my EV would not engage! It was so cold that the transmission clutches could not engage and it through a few errors on the computer! This is the first time I have driven the EV below 20F, and usually if the temp is below 32 I can feel the transmission be extremely sluggish and hesitant while consuming 30% more power, but this time I got nothing!
Next EV will be a stick. A nice high voltage EV with a stick.
I guess that raises the point that in the winter EV drive train is going to stay cold and not warm up to the same extent from the engine. On the other hand might be better for the parts not to be heat cycled all the time.