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Pre Heating

Discussion in 'UK and Ireland' started by GaryH, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. GaryH

    GaryH Member

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    First frosty morning of the winter, got to love the pre heat function on EV's, we've got a Model S and a Leaf both cars exactly at 22c and frost free by the time we got to going out
     
  2. Fairline

    Fairline New Member

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    Not used this yet in my MX P100D. How long does it take to get up to temperature and does it use much power in doing so?
     
  3. Veritas1980

    Veritas1980 Electric Viking

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    It only takes a few minutes to heat up, same amount of time as if you jump into the car cold and start driving.

    It uses some power, the heater is 6 kW if I remember correctly, but it probably won’t run at full capacity for very long, depending on outside temperature of course.
    If you are connected to a charger, it will draw power from that, instead of the battery.

    It is really one of my favorite features on the car, especially here in Scandinavian winter!
     

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