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Heating and Range in Electric Vehicle Survey

Posted: Wed, 28 Nov 2018, 18:03
by MGA Thermal
Hello,

We are part of a CSIRO innovation looking at increasing the capability and success of electric vehicles. We would love to get your feedback to improve the EV experience.

Take our 5 question survey, and help us improve EV's!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/W975Y57

Thanks for your time!

Re: Heating and Range in Electric Vehicle Survey

Posted: Thu, 29 Nov 2018, 09:14
by Rusdy
Huh, must be composed by those researchers live in Melbourne or Tassie. So irrelevant for other users in Oz. Ability not to worry that one's battery degrade due to heat (instead of heating internal cabin issue) is the bees knees for Oz.

Re: Heating and Range in Electric Vehicle Survey

Posted: Thu, 29 Nov 2018, 09:52
by PiMan
Rusdy wrote:
Thu, 29 Nov 2018, 09:14
Huh, must be composed by those researchers live in Melbourne or Tassie. So irrelevant for other users in Oz. Ability not to worry that one's battery degrade due to heat (instead of heating internal cabin issue) is the bees knees for Oz.
Melbourne has the record for the hottest day in any Australian capital, so I don't agree with your claim that we don't have to worry about external heat causing degradation. Even Hobart can get over 40 degrees on rare occasions.

Re: Heating and Range in Electric Vehicle Survey

Posted: Thu, 29 Nov 2018, 12:08
by jonescg
PiMan wrote:
Thu, 29 Nov 2018, 09:52

Melbourne has the record for the hottest day in any Australian capital, so I don't agree with your claim that we don't have to worry about external heat causing degradation. Even Hobart can get over 40 degrees on rare occasions.
This is true, but it's about the long term average temperature. Hobart or Melbourne might get a 46 or 47'C day, but Perth will get a month of 32'C+ and high overnight minimums.

Re: Heating and Range in Electric Vehicle Survey

Posted: Thu, 29 Nov 2018, 12:19
by Johny
The survey was about cabin heating!

Re: Heating and Range in Electric Vehicle Survey

Posted: Thu, 29 Nov 2018, 13:38
by jonescg
I answered it anyway... as an electric scooter rider :lol:

Re: Heating and Range in Electric Vehicle Survey

Posted: Thu, 29 Nov 2018, 14:16
by mikedufty
Nowhere to indicate you only care about windscreen defogging though.

Re: Heating and Range in Electric Vehicle Survey

Posted: Thu, 29 Nov 2018, 14:39
by brunohill
mikedufty wrote:
Thu, 29 Nov 2018, 14:16
Nowhere to indicate you only care about windscreen defogging though.
I have to ration my heater use to defrost my windscreen on my way home on nightshift in the winter or else I won't make it home. I can't preheat it while it is plugged in, because it is not plugged in at home in a garage. I have a switch to turn off the heating element so I can operate the fan without the climate control on and manually give it bursts of heat only when required to defrost/deice the windscreen. Some people live in inland Australia and it can be -5 C overnight in the winter, 32 C overnight in the summer and 45 all day.