Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Can't Feel The Heat

One of the advantages of an EV, or at least this Mini E, is the absence of excessive heat from the engine or electric motor bay.

I've begun to notice on hotter days (low 80s in the sun) while stuck in traffic I can keep my windows open and still be fairly comfortable - I have not had to use the AC yet. Even after hard runs there is not much heat emanating from the dash or side of the front fenders. What a difference this electric motor makes when it comes to heating up the cabin, it doesn't. The battery pack vents heat efficiently out through the back.

So an EV is not only zero emissions in and out of town town but cooler for all around it. Traffic jams could at least be a cooler place to be stuck in with enough EVs replacing dino burners on the road.

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