Could be true. Or maybe it’s an expensive option and, in this case, VW are tying to build the car to a price.OK. Given that range and recharging are the most important factors in buying an electric car (we are told) if the addition of a heat pump makes a significant difference, wouldn’t the manufacturers have jumped on it and included it as standard to make their car better than the rest? The fact that they haven’t suggests to me that the real world benefit is pretty small.
Some manufacturers (ie Kia in the e-Niro) are including them.