willyc3766 t1_jbhc83a wrote

I was also confused by “a few times over.” I think of a ‘few’ as being at least 3. ‘Couple’ I interpret as 2. Not saying everyone thinks that or it’s objectively correct to interpret as such. But if you meant 3 times over that would make you somewhere around 16. But you have been to college so that was confusing to me.


willyc3766 t1_j1kpvoh wrote

I don’t think that’s why they really care. Heating and cooling can use a significant amount of energy in certain conditions. If it’s extremely hot or cold they can heat or cool the car while on charge so that the car is near the temp they want when they start driving. Maintaining that temperature will take less energy to achieve plus it will be a more steady, slow draw rather than a big surging draw if the heating/cooling system had to work at max power.