Thanks for the info. No heat pump is not the end of the world since I live in sunny SoCal. On my typically short drives on cold mornings, I get my fix of hedonism using the seat & steering wheel heaters, which I notice before the cabin heat warms up anyway.
Edit: In fact, always wondered why the Leaf had seat & steering wheel heaters, seems completely wasteful in an electric car. I may have answered my own question above. Because they use less power than cabin heat, so they may be enough.
A clever way for Nissan to make saving power seem luxurious.
Ocean Blue 2014 S, 3.6kW OBC, no QC, purchased 10/21/17, 12 bars, Los Angeles
Car first sold in Buford Georgia
Dropped 1st bar 11/30/17
AmazingE 3.8 kW EVSE