BillHolz wrote:nerk wrote:I love the heat pump! why don't all cars have it? even non-EV's! Amazing, instant heat!
Cars with internal combustion engines waste so much fuel making heat that using that heat during the winter is the easiest way to keep the interior warm. It just does not work until the engine warms up for a few minutes.
Maybe in VA but in MN it often takes 10+ minutes to get heat starting from a regular ICE and our very efficient Prius can take 15 minutes or more, in fact at idol it never really seems to give much of any heat when very cold
Still I can't really see using any forum of auxiliary heat on a strictly ICE vehicle(well except for the old air cooled VWs) about the best you could get would be the new Prius Prime, a PHEV that also has a heat pump