So are what you are saying is that if you turn the heat on, the ICE will start up? Under normal starting conditions it seems that only the electric motors start. We're new to this car and just learning the peculiarities of a hybrid. I've walked away from the car leaving the motor running, but that's not happening anymore. Thanks.ICE starts as needed to make cabin heat. Don’t do a remote warmup when parked in an enclosed garage.
Exactly. Now that we're having some cold mornings, when I get in, start the car, and turn the heat up, the ICE starts running. I'm sure there's no heat pump or auxiliary resistive heating. ICE is required to make cabin heat. My e-Golf had a heat pump in addition to resistive heating and it also could scavenge some heat from the electric drive motor.So are what you are saying is that if you turn the heat on, the ICE will start up?
When starting a hybrid that's been sitting overnight the gas engine will start. Your tachometer should show this.When you say the motor will heat things up, do you mean the electric motor.? When you start the car, I thought only the electric motor is running? Does that produce heat to warm the water and oil of the gas engine?