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  1. Cabin Temperature

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Hi there First post on the forum! Got my Ampera back in February and been really pleased with it. I’m wondering about the feature on the key to start the interior heating system before getting into the car... is it possible to do this with cooling it too? If so, how? Cheers
  2. Does a 225XE need any options to enable preconditioning (e.g. warming up on a frosty day)?

    General BMW EV Discussion
    Can anyone say what options are needed, if any, for a 225xe to be able to precondition? * remotely using an app vs from settings in the car * pre-cooling on a hot day * pre-warming on a cold day Thanks very much
  3. Pre-cooling 330e

    General BMW EV Discussion
    I downloaded BMW's ConnectedDrive app to my phone because I was led to believe that you can remotely switch on the air conditioning (or heating if you have the auxiliary heater installed) up to half an hour before you leave. Not only does this offer a pleasant environment as soon as you climb...
  4. Does preconditioning reduce range?

    General EV Discussion
    Preconditioning a car obviously uses power. I always thought that if the car was plugged in while preconditioning, the power was being taken from the mains and therefore had no impact on the battery and therefore range. Recent experience with my Zoe (R240) suggests differently. To benefit...
  5. Preconditioning question

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Hi guys, Here's one that occured to me this morning and I thought I would ask you experienced owners. Ok, in the morning I precon the car, sometimes twice if I remember in time. I believe from other posts the car draws more power than the 16A charge port can handle so the car needs to recharge...
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