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BEV Cabin Heater comparison

Claude274

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Apr 2, 2016
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Canada
I currently own a 2015 Nissan Leaf and live in northern Quebec (Canada). My Leaf gives enough cabin heat until -15 Celcius (5F) but is much less powerful beyond that. How Tesla compares to that? I wouldn't want to have to dress as on snowmobiles in my car for long distances.
 

Twiglett

Single pedal driver
Oct 3, 2014
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3,130
Austin
I currently own a 2015 Nissan Leaf and live in northern Quebec (Canada). My Leaf gives enough cabin heat until -15 Celcius (5F) but is much less powerful beyond that. How Tesla compares to that? I wouldn't want to have to dress as on snowmobiles in my car for long distances.
The 2015 leaf uses a heat pump which has limitations when its really cold (there's nowhere to dump the excess cold)
It works great for most of the other times though.
Seat/steering wheel heaters are your friend :)
 

GSP

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Supporting Member
Dec 28, 2007
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832
There are several old threads about winter driving in general with the Model S. I do not recall any complaints from Canadian or Norweigian owners.

In my Chevy Volt, I extend my EV range with the seat heaters and a $25 electric blanket from Amazon that plugs into the cigarette lighter. I would love to have a heated steering wheel. All EVs should have them as standard equipment.

GSP
 

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