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On cold mornings if started in a garage would it run in purely EV?

When I test drove EV cut off as I pulled away but re-engaged when I pulled up at lights, which will be perfect for my driving style :)
 

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That's a bit of a non-question. If the car is in ev mode then the engine is not running - so it wont be warming up.
In practice if the engine is cold then ev mode wont be available and the engine will run to operate the heater, but it may depend on outside temp and heater settings.
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Alexr said:
That's a bit of a non-question. If the car is in ev mode then the engine is not running - so it wont be warming up.
In practice if the engine is cold then ev mode wont be available and the engine will run to operate the heater, but it may depend on outside temp and heater settings.
Alex
Isn't that a bit of a non-answer? :)

From my screen name you can telll I'm in the UK where it rarely drops below -5 degrees c, in my part (where I've lived for 15yrs I've never seen it below -4. On the day of test drive it was circa 5 C and blower was on in EV for 2 minutes with the blower on whilst i familiarised myself with the controls before pulling away.
 

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The car switches to EV mode only when all of the conditions below are true:
1. The battery has sufficient charge
2. The battery temperature is within certain limits - not too cool or too hot
3. The engine temperature is above certain threshold
4. The climate control does not need additional heat from the engine
5. The accelerator pedal is not pressed too hard

You can influence these parameters by keeping the car warm, driving gently and decreasing the temperature on the climate control. Pushing the EV button switches the conditions above to more aggressive parameters.
 

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MarkyMUK said:
Alexr said:
That's a bit of a non-question. If the car is in ev mode then the engine is not running - so it wont be warming up.
In practice if the engine is cold then ev mode wont be available and the engine will run to operate the heater, but it may depend on outside temp and heater settings.
Alex
Isn't that a bit of a non-answer? :)

From my screen name you can telll I'm in the UK where it rarely drops below 5 degrees c, in my part (where I've lived for 15yrs I've never seen it below -4. On the day of test drive it was circa 5 C and blower was on in EV for 2 minutes with the blower on whilst i familiarised myself with the controls before pulling away.
I didn't think it was a non-answer!!
I thought you were asking if it can warm up in ev mode. (which it can't).
Julian has given more specific details of ev mode, but in general on a cold morning the engine will run to warm the cabin and ev mode wont be available until it has. Sometimes you can force the issue by switching off the heating but I dont recommend that!!
 
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