+1 on what Leftie said.
Realev wrote:Hello all, we live in the UK and run similar spec Leaf to the US.
I'm interested to see a lot of opinions on heated seats and steering wheel and power consumption. Just to clear this up, these run from the 12v side of the electric system so have no impact on range.
Just because it comes from the 12 volt side doesn't mean it doesn't come ultimately from another place, the big HV battery via the DC to DC converter. As for whether it'd affect range, it'd be minuscule (and likely not measurable) due to their tiny power consumption vs. what's needed to propel the vehicle.
There's no source of free energy.
posted some heated seat power consumption figures. Compare that to somewhere well over 10 kW just to maintain highway speeds.)
As many of us already stated, it's more efficient to heat the seats than the cabin.
Realev wrote:We're on our 2nd leaf (30kw) and just about to order a new 40kw. Looking forward to see what 60kw is like when it comes out over here later next year.
Battery capacity is measured in kWh, not "kw".
24 and 30 kWh Leafs had 80 kW motors. 40 kWh Leafs allegedly have the same motor but improved output to 110 kW supposedly via inverter improvements.