LeftieBiker wrote:.... and the Volt has a 5kw (IIRC) resistance heater.
Do you know if that changed in the newer Volts? I seem to recall the older Volts were more inclined to start the ICE for heat and people had to trick
or try to, to not run the ICE when requesting heat. Too bad the Volt didn't have the option for a heatpump like the Leaf, would sure help for extending EV range during moderate weather heating.
I agree with Issac, it would sure be nice to see a chart of the various new and old EVs or PHEVs listing if it had heat running on EV and the type of heater(resistive vs heatpump).
It's mid May and I had to run full heat(fan heat, seats and steering wheel) last night in my Leaf
while not snowing it was in the low 40s and everyone was cold having watched an outdoor event with a strong North wind
Luckily I had charged to 90% and not my normal 80%, I made it home with 12% showing.