ArcticPHEV
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Heating when outside temp is below negativ 20 Celsius

Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:09 pm

I have an issue with heating/AC when the outside temp is below negativ 20 Celsius.

The fans/AC will blow very cold inside, even though I have set the AC to positiv 20 Celsius and the car insists driving on EV and I have problem forcing the car to drive on ICE (Charge or Sport mode does not help).

Is there a way to force the car to drive on ICE? So we can once again enjoy warm cabin and defrosted windows.

AndyInOz
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Re: Heating when outside temp is below negativ 20 Celsius

Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:47 pm

Have you tried pressing the 'Charge' button?
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greendwarf
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Re: Heating when outside temp is below negativ 20 Celsius

Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:45 am

So what happens when you have no charge left in the battery?

jaapv
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Re: Heating when outside temp is below negativ 20 Celsius

Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:51 am

Normally the car will do this automatically. This sounds like a fault. Consult your dealer.
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greendwarf
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Re: Heating when outside temp is below negativ 20 Celsius

Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:48 am

According to the manual for my 2014 car, the PHEV starts to do strange things if the ambient temp is above 45c or below 15c - so at MINUS 20c (and below) it might not be a fault but "normal" behaviour. :idea:

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