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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-11-2019, 09:33 PM
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Re: Fiat 500e Investment...

Did a little leg work and found out a bit more.
People claim about 10% hit using the AC, but they also claim much less impact in the winter, yet some see a 50% hit in range. Again, I think conditions and use are key and swing wildly.

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Did a little leg work and found out a bit more.
People claim about 10% hit using the AC, but they also claim much less impact in the winter, yet some see a 50% hit in range. Again, I think conditions and use are key and swing wildly.

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https://www.fiat500owners.com/forum/...-issues-2.html
...I live in a hilly area and drive it like I stole it. So, my range is probably on the low end of “normal.” AC really isn’t an issue unless your commute is at the limit of your range. I rarely drive more than 50-60 mi per day, so I never worry about range. Plus, we have three other cars, so it’s not like I’m stuck with it if I have to drive somewhere a few hours away.
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Re: Fiat 500e Investment...

Fair enough.

Although one day I fear I will have to modify my driving style when I switch to EV. Today I run AC all summer long, even with my windows down as I vent my cigar out the window. When a friend criticized me once, I told him that the impact to me in gas cost is probably less than case of beer per year.

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Did a little leg work and found out a bit more.
People claim about 10% hit using the AC, but they also claim much less impact in the winter, yet some see a 50% hit in range. Again, I think conditions and use are key and swing wildly.

Link below talks about more about it.



https://www.fiat500owners.com/forum/...-issues-2.html
I’ve gotten 2 PHEVs at home and can definitely confirm 10% or less range for AC...heating is 40-60% guaranteed and this is what will be a real factor in EV adoption anywhere where temps get lowers than 30....people will be on fire when the advertised range (let’s say 400km....) it consumed rapidly in 200km or less.
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Re: Fiat 500e Investment...

AC units in ICE engines are designed around the requirement of a pull down duration in a hot climate. With eAC, it is no different (I think) but the clutch actuation will be automatic, based on user defined setting. So the use of AC on a 80 deg day while driving down the highway, is minimal, with a lot of cycling off. It is significantly different on a 95 deg humid day, especially in traffic, it will run nonstop. 10% assumes the former and 20-30% would align closer to constant operation. Simple physics.

But alas, some on this thread claimed it does not kill range.
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