- Apr 10, 2022
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- Rivian R1T, F-150 Lightning Pro, Model S, Model X
- Smart Ass
This is my situation as well. The optimum temp is about 70 for us, when it hits that temp and starts blowing cold, it feels cold. We can turn it up to 72 or 73 and it’ll run constantly but efficiency takes a big hit.This is similar to what I see as well. Anything 71 or below and the truck will blow cold air out of the vents even if the cabin temperature is in the 40s/50s. However if I leave it at 72 it seems to work as I would expect auto hvac and blows warm air.
The other thing that bothers me is when in auto mode the fan is always blowing at a relatively high speed even once the cabin gets up to temperature. One of the best things about owning an EV is the silence when driving and I find the fan noise on auto excessive due to it's speed.
What we’ve started doing is precondition and then turn the HVAC off completely. We’re in a cold zone but we find we are more comfortable with it fully off than with it blowing cold air on us.
I mean if you think about it. Is a functioning HVAC system really a requirement of a luxury vehicle?
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