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  1. Buying a new i3. Questions re ‘best’ options, rear doors & auxiliary heat pump

    BMW i3
    Hi. Having had a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV for 3 years, we are considering buying an i3. The car looks well ‘specd’ but I am interested in which options you have found useful / essential. E.g. Is the auxiliary heat pump necessary to keep range in UK winters or is it designed for Norway winters...
  2. Heat Pump standard or optional!!

    Kia Niro
    Hi guys, Asked this question of my dealer today and this is the response that I got from them. This was taken from the press release that they produced when the Kia eNiro was launched. "The e-Niro is also available with an advanced heat pump as an option, which draws on heat energy from the...
  3. Heat Pump

    Volkswagen e-Golf
    Hi there I'm new to this forum but I have had an e-Golf for almost a year so have some good knowledge on how the car works in winter and summer. I have been looking through the 'Heat pump' thread but I cant see where anyone actually had one retro fitted and then described the effect (good or...
  4. Technical heating question

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    In my pondering over switching my gen 2 Leaf for a Volt I've been deliberating over the pros and cons of each vehicle. The Amperas resistive heater is one of the cons compared to the heat pump on the Leaf, given on cold days the Leaf estimates I loose 9 miles to heating its hard to imagine...
  5. Heat Pump

    Kia Soul EV
    Hi Guys, This may be a silly question but I am going to ask it in any case. I know that the heat pump is meant to use heat from the car while in motion but I always assumed that one of the advantages of having an electric car was that there would be instant heat on cold mornings. I can't...