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I have very recently taken delivery of an iX and would welcome any advice re the preconditioning feature .

Am I correct in assuming this works regardless of the last set climate settings when you leave the vehicle and that it determines what would be an acceptable interior temp based on the conditions outside? The guidance would lead you to believe this and that it would include the switching on of heated wheel, seats and panels. It seems a bit strange that you do not need to set any parameters and that the car just does this for you? I appreciate the vents need to be open and some other conditions relating to battery etc. must be available for it to work. I am just interested as obviously not able to prove its use until the colder months or does this work in a cooling fashion also to cool the interior as well.

Thank you in advance for any advice.

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Hi

I have very recently taken delivery of an iX and would welcome any advice re the preconditioning feature .

Am I correct in assuming this works regardless of the last set climate settings when you leave the vehicle and that it determines what would be an acceptable interior temp based on the conditions outside? The guidance would lead you to believe this and that it would include the switching on of heated wheel, seats and panels. It seems a bit strange that you do not need to set any parameters and that the car just does this for you? I appreciate the vents need to be open and some other conditions relating to battery etc. must be available for it to work. I am just interested as obviously not able to prove its use until the colder months or does this work in a cooling fashion also to cool the interior as well.

Thank you in advance for any advice.

Regards

Durris38
In my experience with this car and the i3 it monitors the inside temperature of the car if you set 68F and its 80F in the car you will get cooling and it was 50F you would get heating.
Nothing more sophisticated that that this is only maintained for 30 minutes (at a lower than normal intensity) and may not be started at all if the battery level is low

I'm really impressed with the AC on my iX its been hot in the UK over the last week upto 90F when I open the car AC starts and its cool in less than a minute
by the ammount of heat thrown out from the AC radiators outside the car it must be a very high capacity system. Unlike ICE cars with ON-OFF engine driven compressors the iX must have a variable system that can deliver when needed cold or hot. ICE compressors are likely to be a compromise to reduce load on the engine to lower fuel consumption.
 
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