No heatpump but if the ICE runs then the cooling water is diverted to warm the cabin (if needed).
Otherwise heating is electric, there is no attempt to use any heat from the electric motor coils.
When cold its often better to run in hold to start with, get the cabin warm and then switch to electric. the residual heat in the engine cooling circuit will keep the car warm without using the traction battery.
There is a mode called ERDTT "engine running due to temperature" which can kick in when its very cold - can be set 2 or -10 deg on the MY13 and this idles the engine to provide heat. Rarely seen in the UK.
If you're feeling really stingy on a long trip. you can drive in Hold for a bit, heat the cabin to say 25C, then switch to Normal for a few miles & turn the fan right off, which will stop any electrical heating. This way you make sure all the leccy goes into motion! Then, as your toes start to freeze, switch back to Hold, turn the fan on once the ICE kicks in, and repeat!
(Not a good tactic with the missus on board, though...)
If you read this discussion between Donald and Roger, it makes you realise that some people know so much about these cars and about being an owner of one. Oh no! Just got the 'Service high voltage charging...
For others like me who just drive it and get the annual service done, it feels like we...
My 2012 Volt just threw the above error. Torque pro shows the follow codes...
It was charging quite happily via the Zappi yesterday, but threw the faults when it was powered on this morning. It's been very dry and warm recently so I'm guessing it's not the charge port. The 12v batt...
I’ve long been a fan of the Ampera as a car that gets Hybrid “right” - the drive is always electric and the engine is purely a generator (except in a very specific set of rare circumstances where the engine is clutched in).
Every other hybrid on the market has gone for the approach of EV drive...
Please can some one write up a How to document covering the use of the subscription factory software tools
what kit you need to buy.
how to suscribe to the software service.
how to connect it all up
some information on navigation and how to use
perhaps a demo of a simple reset
Went to the ACDelcotds.com site today and saw this on the front page!
"Opel Vauxhall Vehicles Not available Due to the separation of General Motors and Opel/Vauxhall, ACDelcotds.com does not have any Service information or Programming for Opel/Vauxhall vehicles. Users looking for this...