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How well do electric cars heat? The ADAC tested seven Stromer

2022-12-19T15:35:53.590Z


How well do electric cars heat? The ADAC tested seven Stromer Created: 12/19/2022, 4:30 p.m By: Sebastian Oppenheimer Do you have to freeze in an electric car in winter? The ADAC tested the heating capacity of seven Stromers - there is at least one piece of good news. The number of electric cars on the streets is increasing - but there are still many reservations about the Stromer. In particul


How well do electric cars heat?

The ADAC tested seven Stromer

Created: 12/19/2022, 4:30 p.m

By: Sebastian Oppenheimer

Do you have to freeze in an electric car in winter?

The ADAC tested the heating capacity of seven Stromers - there is at least one piece of good news.

The number of electric cars on the streets is increasing - but there are still many reservations about the Stromer.

In particular, the range that decreases at low temperatures still deters some buyers, although the loss can be kept within limits with a few measures.

Of course, even with an e-car, it's not just about getting to your destination - you don't want to freeze on the journey, of course.

But how quickly do Stromers heat up the interior?

How much energy is required?

And: As an electric car driver, do I possibly have to freeze in a long-lasting traffic jam?

The ADAC has now devoted itself to these questions in a test.

How well do electric cars heat?

The ADAC tested seven Stromer

The experts from the automobile club examined seven electric cars from different vehicle segments.

Among other things, it was tested how long the Stromer needed to completely warm up the interior to an average of 20 degrees at an ambient temperature of minus ten degrees Celsius.

The measurements, which were only carried out when stationary, showed major differences: The BMX iX cracked the target after just 12.5 minutes, the VW ID.3 (24.5 minutes) and the Hyundai Kona Elektro (25.5 minutes) needed it much longer.

The Fiat 500e took just over 30 minutes to do this.

How well do electric cars heat?

Three models do not reach the target temperature in the ADAC test

Surprising: Even after 40 minutes, the Tesla Model Y (maximum temperature 15 degrees), which recently failed an "autopilot" test, the Renault Zoe (maximum temperature 14 degrees) and the VW e-Up (maximum temperature 10 degrees) did not succeed. to reach the average target temperature of 20 degrees.

According to the ADAC, the unequal distribution of heat has something to do with the fact that the manufacturers have sometimes saved on ventilation nozzles.

How well do electric cars heat?

The ADAC did the test.

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Electric car stuck in traffic: According to the ADAC, there is no reason to worry even in the cold

Probably the most reassuring news of the test: Even if you have to stand in a traffic jam with your electric car all night, you don't need to be afraid of freezing to death - provided the battery is not already largely empty when the traffic jam begins.

Because according to the ADAC, the heating output is relatively low at 1.5 to 2 kWh per hour.

So that means: In a theoretical ten-hour traffic jam, the tested electric cars would each consume between 15 and 20 kWh of electricity.

With a combustion engine, the automobile club assumes a fuel consumption of ten liters in the same time.

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Heat electric car: ADAC gives heat tips

Conclusion of the test: The thermal insulation of the Stromer could be better - because the experts had also measured how quickly the vehicles cool down.

The ADAC has a few tips to ensure that it gets reasonably warm in the electric car:

  • To save energy, use steering wheel and seat heating if possible

  • Open doors and windows as briefly as possible

  • Park in a garage to reduce heat loss to the cold environment

  • Preheat the car on the wall box so that the range suffers less

Source: merkur

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