Today I left home about 12 noon and Outside Temp was 30*F. I had left Oil Pan and Block Heaters on for 4.5 Hrs., planned on leaving a lot sooner and WT was 107*F and garage was about 50*F. My HVB was low, 39% so the ICE started as soon as I got moving and it only took half a mile to get WT to 128*F so the car could go into EV Mode. I believe the IT was around 80*F to start, but by the time I got to work 7 miles later it was 41*F and OT was 32*F. It should have been 30*F warmer than OT, because I had Grill Covers on all three openings. After thinking about it for a minute I figured out what was going on. When I got back from AZ the car was covered with road salt and dirt, I had to take all the Covers off, Grills and Wheels to get the car washed, I cleaned all the Covers to reinstall on MADMAX and decided to change things. The top Grill I had Packing Taped the opening air tight , but decided to put my LEXAN cover on instead so I could open the hood if I needed to. This has turned out to be not as air tight as I thought so I taped up any problem areas to solve that problem. I had also taped up around the edges of center Grill Cover before, but didn't when I reinstalled it. So I taped that up also so I will see if that solves the IT problem.
For those members that might be confused by the importance of IT( Intake Temp for the ICE(engine)), the warmer the air going into the Intake, the quicker the ICE heats up and the better your gas mileage. Remember you get the best MPG's when WT is above 202*F and I started out at 107*F and 7 miles later I was at 184*F. I will see how I do on the way home.