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  1. Slightly different but on a Tesla you can unlock it and enable it and let someone else drive it from anywhere in the world. Just use the app on your phone.
  2. It's all about NOx. Diesel heaters emit NOx in city centres and do not use the cars emission system (SCR) to remove NOx. An Electric heater on Mild Hybrid, PHEV or EV can be virtually NOx free for city centre aux heat. If we go down the Bristol route their wont be any diesel cars at all never mind diesel pre heaters.
  3. They do, the French and Germans have already looked at banning diesel pre-heaters in vehicles from city centers. Part of the reason they are becoming a rare option in new passenger cars
  4. It's becoming much more common to offer electric heating. Fuel burning aux heaters are expensive, harder to package and emissions have to be considered. New cars with mild hybrid 48V, full hybrid, or full EV have the electrical systems to easily cope with the heating demand. And of course PHEV and EV you don't have much choice.
  5. Options are limited for transverse applications due to the limited space available for the gearbox. With longitudinal layouts it isn't too much of an issue. It does mean that you should be careful remapping or buying a car that has been remapped.
  6. Yep agree, Our works van usually has spray deicer in the cab. Melts the ice but just mists the van up on the inside.
  7. It works well if the battery level is OK. But as I car share the car can be stood for a few weeks at a time and although I've never had a problem with the car starting it's obvious Battery Management is doing it's thing for the first couple of journeys. I've solved this by installing a permanent CTEK charging point and leave it on a maintenance charge if it's going to be stood for a few weeks. I've just reread a JLR training manual and it appears the ATC can switch on the front or rear heated screens, mirror heaters and aux heater during a journey without illuminating the relevant light. Didn't know that. Extract from HRW section. Automatic operation during a journey is initiated when low ambient air temperatures are experienced and the vehicle has been traveling for a set period of time above a threshold speed. In this instance, no feedback is given to the driver to inform him the rear window heater is operational (the switch LED is not illuminated). The duration of heater operation is variable depending on the ambient air temperature, vehicle speed and the amount of time the vehicle has been traveling
  8. If you read the post of mine you quoted I was referring to my own vehicle.
  9. It depends which system is fitted by JLR. 10 Amps for a fuel burning system maybe. Not when a 1500W Electric heater is fitted with a 175A Megafuse.
  10. The B5, B6 and B7 were available with three different aux heaters. A Webasto type fuel burning heater. A PTC Electric Heater in the air flow. A series of glowplug type elements in the water circuit. My last one had the third option. In really cold weather you could tell you were getting a faster warm up but it really had to be freezing and it still wasn't fast, just quicker.
  11. The problem with PTC and aux electric heaters is they differ massively in how effective they are, some are great and some barely noticeable.
  12. You would think so but JLR forums estimate for mine. Heated front screen 60 Amps Aux heater 120 Amps Heated seats 20 Amps (If 4 on) Heated rear screen 15 Amps Lights 7.5 amps Infotainment and audio, ??????? Heated Steering wheel????? Electrical systems, Wipers and Climate blowers etc ??? Heated Mirrors??? Charging of the two batteries ???? The Range Rover from your generation has very similar electrical system to the Jags of the same generation so I'd assume similar current management through BMS and BMM On my commute my batteries are always topped up so I never notice any power management. But leave the car for a while or just use it for short trips for a while in cold weather then it becomes more obvious.
  13. At the time if you wanted 7 seats, true off road capability and something to pull a rally car there wasn't that many alternatives.
  14. I don't have to make those decisions the ECU's do it for me. (Although I may disagree with them at times) I used to go to work in a Series 2A Land Rover and that had no heater as standard. I fitted the optional heater unit but on my 7 mile commute it just started to put out warn air when I turned into the car park. Condensation would form on the inside of the roof and then when I braked it would run to the front and dip on my head. My first caravan had no heating and single glazed glass windows.
  15. There's been a number of auxiliary systems over the years. The full Webasto type aux heaters that use fuel. Electric plugin pre heaters. The current system I have on my XF that is an electric heater in the air flow. My old Passat had an optional Aux heater that had electric heaters in the water circuit but that wasn't all that effective. My old Jeep had a belt driven viscous heater in the coolant circuit for the heater matrix and that was very effective at heating the cabin quickly although killed economy. All of the above pretty common in colder climates but not as common in the UK. Mainly offered as options. As we move to EV instant heating will be more common as well as pre heating. It will just be a matter of how much range you want to sacrifice. And another great thing with EV. You can leave the car to maintain any temperature even when you are away. Tesla Dog Mode.
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