I just read up in the Tech posting on the Miev Climate control systemhttp://myimiev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=551
Great Information! Good to see that they are looking to evolve & improve the system.
However I still think I need to find a winter cabin heating solution for our extreme weather conditionsMlucas
– Good old VW Beetle - fond memories – had build a VW Dune Buggy – But that’s another lifetime ago
Thanks all for your heating accessories suggestions. I’m a seasoned long distance motorcycle rider and aware of the option for cold weather situations. We have enjoyed over 60,000 km on our present motorcycle, which happens to be our only other mode of transportation.To Make a short story LongWinter Commute
Let me paint a very possible scenario for my personal commuting situation. Not worst case
Car garaged 10C (50F) over night & fully charged
Leave the house 5:30 am – temps are –33 C (-27.5 F coldest time of day)
Weather is over cast - light blowing snow
Road conditions - snow covered 2”- 3”, hilly back roads are drivable but slippery & you need to drive slower
Your commute of 20 km (12.5 miles) takes 35 minutes with the defrost/heater/wipers on full
Park at train station and plug in level 2 charging station, go to work
You’re gone all day from 6:am to 7:00 pm
During the day, temps warmed up to –25C (-13F) but by 7:00 pm cooled back down to – 28C (-18.8F) & dropping.Here are some points that are not clear to me
Car battery should be fully charged – if there hasn’t been a major power failure during the dayOr will it?1)
Does the extreme cold prevent the battery from getting fully charged as it draws power to keep itself from freezing? 2)
Does using the remote to program the preheating option keep the battery from fully charging by drawing power?
One question I have for Hydro Quebec “Circuit Electrique”
Charging station service (pay, card swipe). Need to investigate this one1)
If there has been any power failure during the day, does the Charging Station resume charging when the power goes back on? Scenario continued
It’s been snowing on & of all day and there has been some significant accumulation. This has made the hilly back roads too risky.
Now you need to take the highway that has been ploughed, but down to 1 lane & slow moving
This adds 6 km (3.73 miles) & 45 minutes
To get home you have a total of 26 km (16 miles) & 1:15 hrs commute with the defrost/heater/wipers on full to get home.
At his point things could be getting close to their maximum limits.
There fore my search to get a back up heating system to conserve the drive battery
Still looking for options