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 Post subject: Question: Air Conditioning Rating?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:46 pm 
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I haven't yet bought a Spark EV but I'd like to know from current owners (particularly those of you in the southern U.S., where temperatures tend to get into the 100's during summer) how is your EV's A/C cooling? -- I once owned a 2014 gasoline Spark and the A/C was very poor.


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 Post subject: Re: Question: Air Conditioning Rating?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:45 pm 
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I bought mine in summer here in Virginia, it's icy cold and very good.


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 Post subject: Re: Question: Air Conditioning Rating?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:05 pm 
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We had a lot of 90s and 100s here last summer, the AC was very impressive

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 Post subject: Re: Question: Air Conditioning Rating?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:56 pm 
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Location: SoCal
I've driven mine in lots of above 100F days this past summer (Mojave desert) and can attest that the A/C will make it as cold as you have battery juice to spend. I never thought that it wasn't powerful enough. My caveat, I often set to a warmer temp (78) to avoid the range loss. My commute is borderline tight on range.

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 Post subject: Re: Question: Air Conditioning Rating?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:18 am 
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It's as good as any car you're used to, perhaps even better since you can pre-condition the cabin before you even get in (which I often too on hot summer days when leaving work or the grocery store). It's definitely better than a gas Spark, due to the high voltage air conditioning compressor which operates at peak power independent of the drivetrain as necessary. I tinted my windows to improve efficiency and cut down on interior temps while the car is parked, now the car will actually get chilly if I want it to rather than just comfortable even with really high exterior temps.

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 Post subject: Re: Question: Air Conditioning Rating?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 5:28 am 
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Cool (literally) :lol: . Thanks to everyone for your replies -- they have helped me towards making my decision to buy. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Question: Air Conditioning Rating?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:59 pm 
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I wish the climate control in my Volvo worked half as well as the Spark's does. It's a remarkably well sorted vehicle.

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 Post subject: Re: Question: Air Conditioning Rating?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:48 pm 
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You don't want to hold off on buying and get a Bolt later this year? 3x the range!


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 Post subject: Re: Question: Air Conditioning Rating?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:52 pm 
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I'd love to buy a Bolt for what I paid for my Spark. Sign me up.

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