You are correct have you tried it in both modes? In South Florida the people don't even think about turning the AC off they might melt
@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.
I need to check my posts... let me try again.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.
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?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?
*you just push the button that make the air circulates instead of getting the air from the outside.