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Old 10-08-2020, 05:36 PM   #71 (permalink)
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California only, I kind of doubt it will get here anytime soon. As insurance is a state game, will they jump through all the hoops just to be able to insure a few thousand people in a state like Montana?

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Old 10-09-2020, 10:33 AM   #72 (permalink)
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California only, I kind of doubt it will get here anytime soon. As insurance is a state game, will they jump through all the hoops just to be able to insure a few thousand people in a state like Montana?
To modify a quote: what's good for Cali is good for 'Murica. Shouldn't be all that difficult to hang a shingle there, you can get Cali style escrow insurance.
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That is very disappointing. In the winter 1/3 to 1/2 of my energy consumption was from running resistance heater in my Spark EV.
That's a big loss. Does that car actively heat the battery, when needed?

And yes, I would have liked both a heat pump and the direct heating windshield defroster. My family also really wanted the rear seat to be heated.

A heat pump uses less power than resistance, but as the temperature drops lower, the heat pump systems add resistance heaters, so the consumption savings is in the times when it is down into the 20's or so, and then it goes up very close to a resistance heater in the teens and below.
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That's a big loss. Does that car actively heat the battery, when needed?

And yes, I would have liked both a heat pump and the direct heating windshield defroster. My family also really wanted the rear seat to be heated.

A heat pump uses less power than resistance, but as the temperature drops lower, the heat pump systems add resistance heaters, so the consumption savings is in the times when it is down into the 20's or so, and then it goes up very close to a resistance heater in the teens and below.
Yes, the Spark EV actively heats and cools the battery as needed. It seemed to have any excellent BMS and I didn't see any noticeable capacity loss in the 39 months I leased it.

I suspect the very limited ID.4 options and colors will only last for the first year while cars are imported from Germany. Once the TN plant is up and running it will be easier to add more options.
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