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19-08-2010, 09:40 PM
How do the small electric cars (g-wiz) heat themselves? What do they use?

19-08-2010, 10:28 PM
Overloaded hot sizzling batteries. :oops2:

20-08-2010, 02:00 AM
Overloaded hot sizzling batteries. :oops2:
And if that fails... the burning insulation on the motor...

21-08-2010, 02:17 PM
They use a 4kW electric heater - which is obviously using the same power source as the vehicle i.e. the rechargeable batteries. Using the heater cuts down the range of a G-wiz by about 25%!!

21-08-2010, 03:08 PM
And im guessing that wouldnt work/recharge quick enough with a beetle alternator/dynamo? Even with an additional Leisure battery?

22-08-2010, 11:45 AM
4000 watts, 12 v = somewhere around 340 Amps!!

Think about putting 70 headlamps on the front of the car and trying to power them :)

23-08-2010, 09:03 PM
Hi Jem,

See your point- how about one of those cab heaters the trucks have for when they are parked up.? There must be a petrol version


24-08-2010, 09:15 AM
The vw bus pple use einsprackers (spelling) petrol heaters. But they're quite large and very expensive 300+

24-08-2010, 05:14 PM
Eberspacher heaters, its an option. I know that they have been fitted to Nova and Avante before now.

01-09-2010, 01:58 PM
Besides the stock heater boxes I think the 2nd best method for heat in our cars is an oil cooler set up to use the heat from the oil to heat the air.