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  1. General EV Discussion
    I had not been able to make a video in 2 months because work has kept me too busy, but I finally managed to get a new one posted. What are EVs like in the winter? How do you charge in the winter without a garage? How does cold affect the range of an EV? How does an EV drive on snow and ice? I...
  2. Renault ZOE
    I have a Renault ZOE 22kw 2013 EV and I have always thought that when the interior heater climate control is set to deflect to footwell that its very poor. The heater is good out of every other vent like when deflected to windscreen or face vents on the dash but footwell very poor and my feet...
  3. Renault ZOE
    I just went outside to unplug the cable and on the keycard I pressed the 'heat' button accidentally instead of the 'unlock type2 cable' - bloody hell the fans were loud!! - its the first time I done it since getting the car. Of course it was 10pm and the neighbours children were tucked up in...
  4. Renault ZOE
    So tonight I turned on the conditioning of my Zoe remotely, using the web app (unintentionally). How the hell do you turn it off remotely? Either with the web app or with the key fob? Don’t get me started on the poor user experience on the webpage...
  5. Volkswagen Golf GTE
    I was pre-heating car with departure time and wanted to eek out a few more miles on my journey. If I turn aricon/heatimg off with the "off" button, the gom shows higher electric range but the windows can get a bit misted. I turned the fan on (a/c off) and heating seems to be active with...
  6. Nissan LEAF24 & LEAF30
    Strange thing happened with my LEAF in the early hours of the morning. I got up to attend to a call of nature about 3:00am and noticed, through the frosted glass, that the LEAF was showing a flashing blue light. What was strange about that is that I didn't plug it in last night, and my mobile...
  7. Nissan LEAF24 & LEAF30
    Hi, I’m shortly going to be buying a Leaf. It will have a 30kW battery and I will likely need a 6.6kW charger. The biggest bonus with the Tekna over the Acenta seems to be the heated seats and steering wheel reduces need for heating the car in the winter. However, I have three kids in car...
  8. Ice Breakers
    Hi all, I am an EV enthusiast. I see that two of the leading EV makers, Nissan (Leaf) and Tesla have adopted different heating systems. Nissan uses heat pumps, while Tesla uses PTC ceramic heater. I was curious to know, what heating systems do other electric car makers use?
  9. Kia Soul EV
    Hi I've had a search on here but not seen a post for the climate heating. I've had my Soul about 2 weeks now and loving it, although I haven't needed to use the heating what with this UK summer right now, I sometimes need it for my 6am commute to take the chill off for a bit. The issue is I...
  10. Nissan Leaf40
    Hello there, I’m a first time EV owner and took delivery of my 2.zero last week. Love the car in a lot of ways although I haven’t been able to drive it as much as I’d like! I noticed today though that the SOC dropped quite rapidly for relatively short distances, here are details for two...
  11. General Nissan EV Discussion
    I tried finding other discussions on this subject but couldn't locate anything. For background info, I purchased a used Nissan Leaf 2014. I paid for the upgrade to be able to use remote climate control ($200 US). I also wound up having to pay to have the heater replaced (~$360 US discounted by...
  12. 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...
  13. Renault ZOE
    Hi All Hope everyone is well! :) My first thread, unfortunately not a pleasant one, and i'm looking to see if anyone else has had to get their Zoe's AC regassed? My car is still with the Bishopbriggs branch, has been since Monday morning (23rd Jan). I bought the car from the Irvine branch a...
  14. Volkswagen Golf GTE
    So I have Car-net communicating with the car (I think) but not quite achieving what I am asking it to do! 1) Via the Car-Net app I tap e-Manager then Air conditioning>Start (the button with the thermometer on it) the car receives a message but when I go to the car, only the A/C light is on, but...
  15. Renault ZOE
    So winter has finally arrived and the last few days have given us minus temperatures in the morning. Our Zoe no longer has any heating at all. The preconditioning no longer does anything the lights flash but the car doesn't warm. Makes no difference if the car is running :-( A search of the...
  16. Renault ZOE
    So 1200 miles on the ZOE and the hot air is gone. It started two days ago when I couldn't get any hot air during a short trip, when I got home I switched the car off, then switched it back on again and it started heating as expected, so I thought it'd be due to a one-off glitch (ha!). Today it...
  17. Nissan LEAF24 & LEAF30
    I use my leaf For delivering Chinese Food 3 or 4 nights a week Extra Pocket money. After I purchased my used leaf gen2 in august knowing my my average nights shift is between 40-70 miles so should easily be in range of the leafs battery even if a few shifts were busier.(I have a 55 plate focus...
  18. Nissan LEAF24 & LEAF30
    I'm currently plugged into a rapid charger and it's -3C outside. Will I damage the car ifi turn on the engine/heater?
  19. Ice Breakers
    A revelation in stress-free city driving. The ze services software made it a joy up to last week. The cold snap and a change in the ze software app has taken some of the shine and heat(!) off, but let's hope the niggles are sorted out soon.
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