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If i turn the climate off, i noticed still cold air coming from the vent when im driving and fresh air to cabin selected . i have a feeling the air con always on
 

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If i turn the climate off, i noticed still cold air coming from the vent when im driving and fresh air to cabin selected . i have a feeling the air con always on
Touch the snowflake button to turn off the compressor well it kinda looks like a snow flake lol
 

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Yeh It's hot here but in suffering to save on battery ,,, lol to see how much I can push it with out going to gas station
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If it grey /off and still blowing very soft cold air when driving on fresh cabin air mode .. What does than mean ?
The car on software 5.03
And the HVAC replaced last month
My concern will be on winter if the ac always on



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On a 1-hr drive you can increase range by10% if you turn the A/C off and switch to N when at a stoplight. Check the energy flow display and you'll see what I mean. The solar panel does help by providing some regen.
 

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@Fiskcali, what you are experiencing is the effect from electric drivetrain cooling. The AC on the Karma is not just for cooling the cabin. In fact, if you push the fresh air button and set your fan speed to say 4, then after a minute or so of driving your vents will be blowing cold air as if you had your AC running. This is a great way to increase your electric miles. This also works on moderately warm days after driving a while with the AC on and your cabin is cool. Then hit the off button, followed by the fresh air button and finally fan speed. You will be able to keep the cabin cool without running the AC. I use this feature everyday. In fact I drove to work this way and after 18.6 miles, my car read 31 miles remaining.
 

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I've also noticed that the ac seems to work when I turn off the a/c. But I am constantly turnin off "auto" mode adjusting the fan speed, and then go back to auto. "Auto" like to to goe to max and does not slow down when the cabin cools without human intervention.
 

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@Fiskcali, what you are experiencing is the effect from electric drivetrain cooling. The AC on the Karma is not just for cooling the cabin. In fact, if you push the fresh air button and set your fan speed to say 4, then after a minute or so of driving your vents will be blowing cold air as if you had your AC running. This is a great way to increase your electric miles. This also works on moderately warm days after driving a while with the AC on and your cabin is cool. Then hit the off button, followed by the fresh air button and finally fan speed. You will be able to keep the cabin cool without running the AC. I use this feature everyday. In fact I drove to work this way and after 18.6 miles, my car read 31 miles remaining.

this excactly what im doing.. its working very well that way.. i didnt use A/C YESTERDAY and was 3digits temp here .. the fresh air blow cold air from the vent ..
my concern is what gonna happen in winter when its cold?
 

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I've also noticed that the ac seems to work when I turn off the a/c. But I am constantly turnin off "auto" mode adjusting the fan speed, and then go back to auto. "Auto" like to to goe to max and does not slow down when the cabin cools without human intervention.
I need to check my posts... let me try again.

I am constantly turning off "auto" mode and manually set the speed when I get into the car on a hot day.Then I will set it back to "auto" mode, and all is well. The fan will not slow down when the cabin cools without human intervention.
 

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this excactly what im doing.. its working very well that way.. i didnt use A/C YESTERDAY and was 3digits temp here .. the fresh air blow cold air from the vent ..
my concern is what gonna happen in winter when its cold?
Well, in the winter, turn the airflow to recirculation. If you do that in the summer too, then you will not get cold air into the cabin. For best milage, do this and use your seat heater. If you keep the air flow in recirc. and turn on heater to heat the air, then you are also well off. If you want to kill your milage, then use the heater and fresh air flow and seat heater. BTW, maybe the cooling system is not needed as much in the winter for the electric system?
 

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I drove early in the morning was kinda cold like 55 and still the vent blowing very cold air on fresh air setting
Climate control off
Not sure at this low temperature. need the a/c to cool the battery




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What about in winter ,With always freezing cold air from vent this mean can't use fresh air feature I need to close the vents In winter?


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*you just push the button that make the air circulates instead of getting the air from the outside.
what that does is closes the some kind of a vent that will not let the cool air in.

the "button" is on the bottom left of the AC screen
 
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