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  1. Kia Niro
    Has anyone else encountered this behaviour on their car (2020 '4' model in my case): If, whilst the car in motion, I either press the heater switch (the climate control one) or the heater is turned on automatically by the climate control, the 'Check EV Electrical System' warning light is...
  2. Renault ZOE
    ... well that's a bit exaggerated - its OK .. pretty good actually if I have eco button off and dont turn the blower up too high - its just the footwell heater setting that seems to be a bit rubbish in my car. let me explain. If I put the climate control on 'auto' and set the dial to 21 the...
  3. Renault ZOE
    Hello all only just picked up a 2013 friday from a car dealers (not renault) - felt a bit chilly today so set climate control to 20c .. no heat whatsover came out of the vents , just blowing out cold air ...put it onto max heat , still blew out cold air . turned off eco switch ... still the...
  4. Nissan LEAF24 & LEAF30
    Think we all know that using the heater uses more power than the heated seats, especially if you're in the car on your own but how about with a car full of people (i.e. all seats in use)? Has it been decided if it's better to use all the seat heaters and the heated steering wheel or the use the...
  5. Renault ZOE
    Just thought I'd share the ongoing saga with my 64 plate Zoe. Sorry for the long rant but hopefully it serves as a warning to others if nothing else! It all started around September 2017 when the aircon made the dreaded loud rattle and hum when it was rapid charging or the aircon kicked in...
  6. Renault ZOE
    Just outside of warranty and with just 30k miles on the clock, out Zoe has lost all it’s air con gas due to a seal failure and after a re-gas the Renault main dealer tells us that the compressor has failed. £899 to fix it. Renault customer service admit that it is a manufacturing defect that...
  7. General EV Discussion
    After hearing an article on radio 4 about precautions for driving in the current snowy spell my wife asked me how an EV would fare if stuck in a snowdrift miles from anywhere. The official advice is to drive (your ICE) with at least a half full tank of fuel. Assuming a half full battery, how...
  8. Nissan LEAF24 & LEAF30
    So my lovely metallic blue 2011 Leaf, aka Smiles, has had a terminal heater failure. Presumably the PTC Heater - it draws power but no fan speed or temperature is felt. Misty window & cold toes hell. It will be turning 6 in April. Nissan have quoted (with "you might want to sit down") £2,500...
  9. Renault ZOE
    Hi, I know that the heater in the Zoe can be temperamental so I didn't take it to the supplying dealer when the heater first failed to work. I tried the usual 'fixes' but came to the conclusion it was more serious than the climate control module being confused. Eventually the low temperatures...
  10. General Volkswagen EV Forum
    Just don't a small test to see how quickly the ICE warms up. Basically to help decide how long to run the ICE for, before the water temp is useful for heating (and improving longer run ICE efficiency). TEST: Switching to GTE mode after joining motorway. Running @~60mph with 10 deg ambient, and...
  11. Nissan LEAF24 & LEAF30
    Minus 6 this morning which made me ponder about adding some battery heating! Has anyone tried? I can see that adding high power heaters close to Lithium batteries can be a safety issue; I was thinking more of some low wattage large area heaters, over a large percentage of the bottom of the...
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