Don A
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Location: Toronto, Canada

Heater

Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:59 pm

I am considering buying a small 150W heater that plugs into the 12V power point so I don't have to use the heater. As you know, it sucks range big time, 5+kW!! In this cold snap I am having trouble doing my 90km commute on a single charge. Yesterday I had to stop at a Ford dealer en route to charge up for half an hour.
Don
2012 FFE Oxford White, Cloth (Nov 1, 2012)
Eaton 240VAC EV Charging Station Level 2 30A 7.2kW

dwf123
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Joined: Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:04 am

Re: Heater

Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:24 am

Don,

Is that a one way commute? 90kM = 55 miles. One way would be a hike in this cold weather. The idea seems certainly worth trying and I would be interested in you results. My winter range has definently restricted the usage of this car. Several trips I regularly took in the summer are not possible in the winter.

Wood
2012 Ford Focus Electric. Delivered 5/29/2012

Don A
Posts: 20
Joined: Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:29 pm
Location: Toronto, Canada

Re: Heater

Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:57 pm

The 150W heater was a bust. No nearly enough air flow to defog the windshield.

My commute is 44km each way. Currently I can't charge at work, so it is stretch.
Don
2012 FFE Oxford White, Cloth (Nov 1, 2012)
Eaton 240VAC EV Charging Station Level 2 30A 7.2kW

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