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Old 03-30-2021, 05:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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In a hot climate would say the white one lasts longer not from battery heat, but because the white car will be slightly more efficient. They have done research that shows there is about a 1/2 mpg advantage in silver or white over black in the sun. Now in a cold climate it's just the opposite that solar heat will help efficiency.

Unless your the type to just tough it out no heat or AC to save a few MPG.

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Old 03-30-2021, 10:14 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Install a diesel heater.
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Install a diesel heater.
Ever the pragmatist!

Use the most efficient method to solve the problem. It does not sound very 'green' ... but it's the most practical solution!

A different version of 'hybrid'
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Wouldn't it be more pragmatist to use a gasoline-fired heater, resorting to the same fuel supply to the engine?[/QUOTE]
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Wouldn't it be more pragmatist to use a gasoline-fired heater, resorting to the same fuel supply to the engine?
Maybe? I haven't seen a gasoline-powered heater since the old VW's. Do they still meet safety regulations?
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Maybe? I haven't seen a gasoline-powered heater since the old VW's. Do they still meet safety regulations?
Webasto still makes heaters that can operate with gasoline, and they have certifications of conformity with European Union regulations.

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