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  1. Renault ZOE
    Hi all, was just out in my 2013 Zoe ZE20 (22kw) today and done a HVAC check and engine off, compressor off, cabin fan off my AC refrigerant reads only 5 Bar - are we all thinking that's too low even though the compressor is not running? Aircon seems to be all running as it should, nice freezing...
  2. Volkswagen ID.3
    Hi, I'm doing the usual agonising over whether to add the heat pump to the spec. Putting to one side the usual cost / benefit discussions a new worry has emerged and that's a number of references I've seen to the pump being noisy and causing vibration in the car. It would be really usefull to...
  3. Volkswagen e-Golf
    Hello, I just purchased a 2015 egolf - limited edition. This is the trim level that does not have a heat pump. I didn't realize this until I was already committed to purchase it. I live in NE Ohio so heat is very important at least 6 months out of the year. Especially since the car is for my...
  4. Corsa-E
    So, I've been seeing some abnormally high consumption figures from my Corsa-e. I decided to do a few tests to try and figure out what the problem was. I'd always read that the climate control in most EVs can cause the consumption to jump pretty high, but my numbers seem a bit excessive. I'm...
  5. Kia EV6
    Found this video from Hyundai explaining the heat pump on the e-gmp platform It goes on to say, that by managing the temperature it helps the fast charging ability of the car. Sounds a bit believable, but???
  6. Volkswagen ID.3
    Most of my driving is short journeys; about 3 to 5 miles, which I read isn't great for efficiency (especially in winter). Should I get a ID.3 with a heat pump?
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
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