LeftieBiker wrote:...... as far as I can tell the Prime doesn't have a resistance heater - it gets cabin heat from the heat pump at more moderate temps, and they assume you'll be running the ICE at temps below the mid teens F. That makes for a very efficient heater, but one with a definite lower temp limit on its usefulness.
Interesting, not sure I like that
In my climate we can goes days below zero, weeks + in the low teens and single digits, so it sounds like the Prime wouldn't give us any heat in those cases, unless the ICE ran? If this is the case the Prime loses some of its charm for us as I'd prefer a vehicle we could run EV in all temps(and get heat) albeit at a much-reduced range. Reminds me of a Volt and plug-in Ford C-max we tried in a cold winter day 5 years ago, neither ever shut off the ICE due to cold temps, at that point we tried the Leaf and it had nice heat, even in the single digits(we later bought the Leaf). Personally if it's true the Prime doesn't have a resistive type of heater I think it's a mistake, some EV range is better than none