I have a question I hope someone can answer for me. How does the heater work in electric vehicles with n ok engine heat or heater core to produce heat for the inside?
All of that is correct. But it doesn't produce heat for the cabin, which was the OP's question as I understood it.The battery uses an advanced active liquid heating and cooling system to manage the temperature for the Mach-E. The battery pack sits under the floor, with liquid plates providing both cooling and heating as needed.
we have a 2013 c max energi that we love!!!!.....here in north jersey, we can get those cold days, and we have used the heated seats almost all winter with no decrease in battery.....at first I saw mach e select did not have nor was there an option for heated seats.....in my experience with the plug in c max, the heated seats are a MUST.....well Friday I went to the dealer and put down my deposit and the dealer said the was an option for heated seats in the select mach e ( i saw it listed too).....I have a question I hope someone can answer for me. How does the heater work in electric vehicles with n ok engine heat or heater core to produce heat for the inside?
Ohhhh ok my bad. I read it completely different lol.All of that is correct. But it doesn't produce heat for the cabin, which was the OP's question as I understood it.
Does the 40% drop affect the way they way you drive on your commute? Or will range still get you where you need to go?I use a Leaf as my daily and can definitely confirm the 40% drop in range with it. I try to live with heated seats and steering wheel on, but I do turn on the heat to 60 degrees at times. Even with the heat pump, it pulls the range down at an amazing rate.
That's still pretty solid that it can fit your needs even with 40 miles of range around town.Well in my 2013 Leaf, you have to understand that it doesn't get you too far to begin with. In the summer I really never have to think about range. In the winter, I may be lucky to get 40 around town miles. I'm still good for work and most things close by, but the Grand Cherokee comes out a lot more often for other things. Even with that though, a lot of times I can throw it on the charger for a hour after work and get a good deal back for the evening. I'd say it still meets over 90% of my needs.
Range anxiety is going to be such a huge thing to deal with for a lot of people, including myself. But I feel that as long as you know where the charging stations are you'll be good to go.Took me many months of driving this thing to look at things differently. In the Jeep at 40 miles I would be panicking trying to find Diesel. With this I can drive 20, charge for an hour, drive another 20 even in the winter. It's always full and ready and warm in the morning. Getting over the range anxiety is the hardest part.
I think you might be confusing the reduction of range with the temperature the battery needs to operates at (and therefore has to warm itself) as opposed to just inside the cabin. I have done tests and at near 0deg.C and with or without cabin heating on I doubt it would make even 5% difference to your range (but that depends on your car insulation, speed, distance, wind, your prefererd comfort level...etc). Your range may well decrease by 20% in such cold conditions - but thats the battery being temeprature sensitive rather than the occupants.Most EV's have an electric strip type heater that is powered by the battery. And yes, your range will decrease by maybe 20% if you have the heat on. Nissan Leaf (I think) uses a heat pump which doesn't use as much power but also has a strip heater just like a home heat pump does.