How Do Electric Cars Keep You Warm In Winter?

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EDIT: We know we didn't phrase this well. What came across as the implication that Resistive and PTC heaters (which generate heat the same way) weren't energy efficient was wrong. They're very energy efficient.

What we meant to say - and should have said - was that while they're good at converting energy into heat - they're not great for vehicle efficiency on a long distance trip. We're sorry for screwing this one up badly.


-- Watch @Technology Connections's Air conditioning explanation here:

-- Watch @Kiwi EV adventures putting a biodiesel heater in his electric car -

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Electric cars can operate in all kinds of weather - from extreme heat to extreme cold. But now it's winter in the Northern Hemisphere, and we're hearing about some Tesla Model 3 and Model Y owners reporting their new cars are failing to properly heat the cabin in the winter.

While we don't have enough data to go through these reports () we thought it would be a great time to remind ourselves of the different ways that electric cars can keep themselves warm during the and why there's no perfect solution yet.
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Presenter: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Produced: Transport Evolved
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