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Has anyone had any issues with cabin cooling during the recent hot spell? Mine is set to 'low' but just blows warm air out in N or S mode. Does this EV have a gasification system like an ICE car? My previous Renualt Zoe always cooled the cabin in hot weather.
 

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Has anyone had any issues with cabin cooling during the recent hot spell? Mine is set to 'low' but just blows warm air out in N or S mode. Does this EV have a gasification system like an ICE car? My previous Renualt Zoe always cooled the cabin in hot weather.
Do you have your car in "Eco" drive mode?
 

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I tried all modes. I've since been advised to put air recirculation on to stop warm air entering from outside of the cabin. Next time we get to 25deg.+ I'll give that a try. Finger's crossed.
 

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I tried all modes. I've since been advised to put air recirculation on to stop warm air entering from outside of the cabin. Next time we get to 25deg.+ I'll give that a try. Finger's crossed.
Ah, definitely worth giving that a try. I always use recycle mode with A/C (even in old cars). It defeats the purpose of having A/C if it is pulling in air from outside.
 

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Outside temperature 22 today so after opening all the windows for 5 minutes to let the warm air out then closed them and set temp to low, put on ACmax with recycle only to see the cabin temperature rise to 27. This can't be right. They won't sell many of these EV's on the continent if it can't chill below 20. Am I missing something?
 

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Clearly, yes. I’ve been out with the temp showing over 30 degrees and it has been cold in the cabin. Prob around 18.

something is either broken or you’re not doing something right.

first off... opening windows will completely negate any work the AC does. It is much much faster to cool down a closed box. Just like how you keep the fridge door shut to keep it cold.

where are you seeing the cabin temperature? The temperature read out on the left of the screen is the outside temperature.
 

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Outside temperature 22 today so after opening all the windows for 5 minutes to let the warm air out then closed them and set temp to low, put on ACmax with recycle only to see the cabin temperature rise to 27. This can't be right. They won't sell many of these EV's on the continent if it can't chill below 20. Am I missing something?
This seems like a good guide to follow for getting the best from your AC. Summer special: The best way to use your car's AC - Overdrive

How long are you waiting for the temp to cool down?

Incidentally, I have never had to run with ACmax on. I just leave it on auto and adjust the temperature.
 

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Clearly, yes. I’ve been out with the temp showing over 30 degrees and it has been cold in the cabin. Prob around 18.

something is either broken or you’re not doing something right.

first off... opening windows will completely negate any work the AC does. It is much much faster to cool down a closed box. Just like how you keep the fridge door shut to keep it cold.

where are you seeing the cabin temperature? The temperature read out on the left of the screen is the outside temperature.
 

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We took a digital thermometer with us to make comparisons and held it up to the air vents. The windows were kept closed for 10 minutes until we could bear it no longer.
 

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Ah, definitely worth giving that a try. I always use recycle mode with A/C (even in old cars). It defeats the purpose of having A/C if it is pulling in air from outside.
Using recycle mode is recommended only for short period of time. You are not getting the fresh air otherwise, and just using the old one which you breath and in time there is less oxygen in it. Windows also are know to become misted when using this mode for longer period.

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Do you feel cold air coming out of the vents? If not, something is wrong.
 

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We took a digital thermometer with us to make comparisons and held it up to the air vents. The windows were kept closed for 10 minutes until we could bear it no longer.
I'd suggest at this point that you speak to your dealer as clearly something is wrong and no one here can possibly fix that.
 

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Has anyone had any issues with cabin cooling during the recent hot spell? Mine is set to 'low' but just blows warm air out in N or S mode. Does this EV have a gasification system like an ICE car? My previous Renualt Zoe always cooled the cabin in hot weather.
I got my E-208 about a week ago, and here where i live its beginning to get chill outside (winter) and i noticed that the heater in the car does not work, i have to take it
back to the dealer monday, no matter what i do, it just blows in cold air, so quite the opposite of what you experience, but still a problem with the AC system,
i drove 80 Km the other day in rain and 8 degrees and had to put on a jacket to keep warm
 

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I got my E-208 about a week ago, and here where i live its beginning to get chill outside (winter) and i noticed that the heater in the car does not work, i have to take it
back to the dealer monday, no matter what i do, it just blows in cold air, so quite the opposite of what you experience, but still a problem with the AC system,
i drove 80 Km the other day in rain and 8 degrees and had to put on a jacket to keep warm
Sorry to read about that, hopefully it's a simple fix. It should however have been picked up on the system checks prior to delivery. My e208 goes in for the third time this week to have its A/C system checked for a slow leak. I'm hoping they'll find the source from the die they injected and cure it for good but it is disappointing on a new car.
 

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AC system can not heat. It can only cool. Not sure how it works on electric car, probably some electric heater. In the non-electric car, there is a small radiator inside the car through which coolant circulates and produces heat.
 

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AC system is both the heater and the cooler. AC used for sucking out moist air thereby making it easier to control heat or cold ........
 

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As I said, AC only cools, heating is something separate. You can investigate yourself if you don't believe me.
 
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