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Efficient Climate Control for EVs

Close-up of control panel of the EV6

Efficient air conditioning and heating for Evs

EVs may require lots of energy to maintain an optimal temperature inside the car. This is especially true during extreme weather conditions such as hot summers and cold winters, where a lot of electric energy is consumed by air conditioning and heating. Smart climate control can help reduce the energy burden on the vehicle's battery, thus increasing its overall range.
  • If cooling or heating is needed inside the vehicle, set the air conditioning unit to the appropriate temperature.
  • On extremely hot or cold days, park indoors if possible.
  • To reduce the energy consumption of the heater, use the heated steering wheel and heated seats instead.
  • When driving alone, use DRIVER ONLY mode when using the heater and air conditioning system.
  • Turning on the air intake button (recirculation mode) when using the air conditioner or heater can increase energy efficiency.
  • When charging an electric vehicle, use the ‘Scheduled Climate’ function to cool or heat the car in advance without consuming battery power.


The availability and operation of features may vary depending on the model, trim, and region. For detailed information, please refer to the owner’s manual for your vehicle.