Cold weather, warm up, engine weirdness
Typically, in this cold weather, my Clarity, when the ICE turns on, I try to warm it up a few seconds. When I accelerate onto street, the engine really whines and sounds like it is in neutral. Last night, It seemed like it really was. I wasn't accelerating. If this was a conventional vehicle, I'd get the transmission looked at.
Also, is there a way to trigger the ICE to turn on to warm up otherwise? I know the goal is to not use the engine as much, if at all, but my commute is 110 miles round trip and have no access to charging or engine block warmer at work.
Any suggestions or words of caution?