EVDRIVER wrote:"That is definitely not the case for some owners, and I would include myself in that group if I were an owner"
Priceless and very Lorenfb like,.
I know my sensitivity to heat compared to the mean, and when on road trips I'm often out all day exposed to direct sun - the last thing I want or need is to feel ANY radiative or conductive heat on my body when I'm in the car afterwards. I typically X-C ski dressed in nothing but shorts, socks, boots, gaiters, fingerless bike gloves and a ball cap if the temp is above 20 deg. F., because I get too hot otherwise, which I think you'll agree isn't typical for the average person. So, when numerous owners and people who've done reviews report sensible heat gain through the roof (and heat loss is obvious), why would you think I wouldn't?
I'm able to deal with cold far better than heat. My personal thermostat has two settings, off and max heat. I find when driving that I can handle up to about a steady 84 deg. F. OAT without use of A/C, although I will tolerate higher temps without using the A/C if I know it will only be for a brief period. As all current BEVs have range that is at best marginal for me, I would need to save energy by not using the HVAC system wherever possible. I also prefer not to spend money on options which I neither need or want. Are you different?