HEV/PHEV Heating the passenger compartment

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Post by h2onorth » Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:25 pm

Hi All.
Does anyone know if any PHEV/HEV on the market now is able to heat the interior of the car without using the engine?
I know you all have heated seats and steering wheels but that is the the answer, since we still need to keep the windscreen defrosted.
I ask this question because having spoken to dealerships about this they appear non plussed with the question.
In the colder months , unless PHEV/HEV's now have the same system as an EV system how can manufacturers claim any
EV mile range?

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Post by AlanW55 » Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:44 pm

I can only speak for the HEV, my car heats the interior using the engine.
UK 2021 HEV 4 in silky silver, standard spec.
previously UK 2017 First Edition HEV in pearlescent white, standard spec.

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