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Because his electric car had to go to the workshop, one driver switched back to a combustion engine for a short time. He was surprised at the amount of energy required to heat.

Stuttgart: If longtime combustion engine drivers are driving a fully electric car for the first time, they will probably have to adapt first. The lack of engine sound, quick acceleration but reduced top speed, and the many screens for battery charge, range remaining, and the distance to the next charging station can sometimes seem strange. reports bw24.de. In Tesla drivers returned to a combustion engine after six months, because I missed driving the Stromer. However, an electric car driver was surprised when he returned to driving a combustion engine after a long time, as he reports in a Facebook group about electric mobility.

a electric cars almost all technical functions are powered by battery power. Consequently, the use of light or heating in winter and air conditioning in summer is at the expense of the electric cooker. The Facebook user, who was forced to switch to a combustion engine model because his electric car was in the workshop, was surprised by the high energy consumption because the heating only works when the piston engine is running. . Other users in the group, on the other hand, believe that heating continues to be the most useful function of the combustion engine.

Electric car driver drives a combustion engine and wonders about the operation of the heating

When the e-car driver said that he had been driving a combustion engine “for a long time”, he was surprised by the heating function. “It’s funny when you have to start a piston engine in the car to run the heater,” he writes. “What a waste of energy!” What would probably give rise to an outcry among combustion engine drivers is largely met by the approval in the electric car group. “Heating is the most sensible and efficient use of internal combustion engines,” says one user. Another reminds that the drivers of the combustion engine are, after all, “the sound and vibrations of this piston engine.”

A car with a dual exhaust is parked in a parking lot.
Because his electric car was in the shop, one driver had to go back to driving a combustion engine. He was surprised at the “waste of energy” when heating (symbolic photo). ©Oliver Berg/dpa

Another user in the group thinks that the oil heating continues to work well. “Driving with it is completely uneconomical,” he explains. “Of course there are much better alternatives for both.” tesla-The driver of the group explains that when he briefly switched to a gasoline engine, he missed free charging at charging stations, autopilot and one-pedal driving, among other things. “Yes, yesterday I also missed the recovery,” writes the author of the article. “But let’s be honest: charging stations are there for charging, not parking!” Drivers of electric cars must pay a fine in Stuttgart for a “violation” at a charging station.

Users call the combustion engine a “marvel of mechanical technology”, but its days are numbered

It is not surprising that going from a vehicle with a combustion engine to an electric car, and also from an electric car to a combustion engine, initially requires some getting used to. In a pool, some users can definitely get something from both drive types. “Well I’ll drive mine [VW] t6 as much as with him [Hyundai] ioniq 5”, writes one. “If sometimes I still have to drive with a combustion engine, I usually have two feelings,” explains another user. “First, isn’t a combustion engine so bad (if it’s a slightly better car) and second, what a ‘marvel of mechanical engineering’ for powering a car is the combustion engine?”

With the EU’s decision to allow only new climate-neutral cars from 2035, the days of classic combustion engines are numbered anyway. Porsche However, in late 2022, it began producing e-fuels that could be used to power combustion engines in a climate-neutral manner. In addition to going from a combustion engine to an electric car -or vice versa-, sometimes there are important differences when it comes to changing brands. In VW driver drove Tesla for the first time and loved ita Tesla fans, on the other hand, switched to a German electric car and said they had no regrets..

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