'18 Zoe ZE 40 R110 + '21 VW ID.4 1st
I'm looking at getting an ID.4 in the relatively near future, and from what I can tell none of the current stock has the optional heat pump. Now, coming from a Zoe driver, I have been thinking a heat pump is pretty necessary. I've read lots of horror stories about older EVs without heat pumps struggling to warm the cabin at all (a problem I don't have in my ZE40). Can anyone tell me whether the standard electric heater will be capable of warming the cabin even on the coldest of UK days? (For reference, I live in the East Midlands, not the Scottish Highlands...) If the heat pump is really just for heating efficiency, rather than heating capacity, I can probably live with it. But I have a lovely wife who insists on being rather warm and toasty on trips, so if the resistive heater will struggle in winter, that might be a deal-breaker...