De Frosting/Misting an EV Windscreen

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  • #249974
    MickC
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      If you EV is NOT equipped with an “heated windscreen”… what generates the heat in an EV on initial start up using the fan only to get frost/mist off the windscreen ?

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    • #249976
      Jim
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        Hi, it’s the built in heater.  It is a bit like a fan heater, so produces heat instantly hence it is quicker to defrost than on an ICE car.

        #249981
        Oscarmax
        Participant

          We use a Halford windscreen insulated cover and -10/-20 screen wash

          #249987
          Rhodgie
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            <p style=”text-align: left;”>The heater produces the heat which heats the cabin, and the windscreen… not sure of your question?</p>
            As already said, it’s an instant heat so in a couple of minutes it gets warm without having to wait for the engine to warm up.

            #250013
            MickC
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              Hi, it’s the built in heater. It is a bit like a fan heater, so produces heat instantly hence it is quicker to defrost than on an ICE car.

              Cheers for that info.

              #250024
              Avatar photojunglegreen
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                I’d add that you can also set your car, and in some instances the EVSE, to pre-condition your car so that it’s all warm and toasty and fully defrosted before you get into it. Best done whilst connected to your EVSE and using mains electricity rather than depleting the car’s battery and reducing potential range.

                Sean
                Current car Hyundai Kona Ultimate EV

                #250057
                Ioniq
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                  Yup, on an EV you have an App on your phone and set the temp of 21 degrees and its all warm, defrosted and toasty for you.  You can also set the time to do this every morning if you wish. All good when you going to work.

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