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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-06-2018, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
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Interior heater using engine not electric

Hi all. Picking up a phew in two weeks and one thing I found out is that there is no electric heater to warm car when on electric only. Anyone try retro fitting electric heater and also will the a/c clear your windscreen when left on cold to avoid using the engine? Thanks.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-06-2018, 12:47 PM
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Do you have seat heat? That should hold you while the engine warms the cabin (much faster than most cars). The AC works without the engine on. Retrofitting a resistance heater would be some project! It could be possible as some the Ioniq BEVs (and presumably the upcoming Niro BEVs) have a resistance heater. But the plumbing is very different in those cars, and you can upgrade the resistance heater to a heat pump.

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