KrazyEd wrote:I try to use climate control only when necessary.
On my Volt, I would put fan on low. When the
A/C for the battery pack would come on, I would
feel the air from the vent begin to blow cooler,
then, turn fan up to take advantage. Same with the
heat in the winter. This way, I was able to take
advantage of what was already taking place.
Is there a way to take advantage of this with the FFE?
We will be over 100 degrees after this week for the
next few months.
On the FFE there is one A/C compressor, but it has a diverter valve to either send refrigerant to the chiller to cool the battery coolant, or to go to the HVAC system. If it is just cooling the battery, refrigerant will only flow there. So no, there is no way to "cheat the system" like that. If you have the A/C button off on the HVAC, no refrigerant will flow to the HVAC. With that said, A/C running on hot days really doesn't diminish range that much. Nothing compared to heat.