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I am curious how this works. Does the inside of the vehicle heat up and depending on the tempature it and the time you take to get into the vehicle? I assume that the engine will turn on, when the battery gets low and cut out again, when it is topped off?
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I am curious how this works. Does the inside of the vehicle heat up and depending on the tempature it and the time you take to get into the vehicle? I assume that the engine will turn on, when the battery gets low and cut out again, when it is topped off?
Here's a video testing that Schedule? Auto Climate? 2021 Ford F-150 Powerboost Remote Start

It would be nice if an engine block heater was integrated into the battery pack for warm up.
 

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Exactly.. Or to add a few heating elements in the hvac ducting to help warm the inside till the engine was warm enough..
Maybe when the all electric F150 comes out... Tesla forgot which models if not all has that already but for the battery pack to keep battery temps normal if freezing or too hot.
 

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I find that my PB heats up extremely fast in -20c weather. The engine runs until about 50% of normal operating temp, then cycles on and off while still blowing heat in the cabin. It doesn't warm the engine to 100% until you drive.
 

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Mine heats up pretty quickly and defrosts pretty well at an outside temp of 5-10F. Pretty much always running the engine.
And so far, even once it's warm, and the battery is charged, if I'm sitting in the cold, it will have to run the engine pretty frequently to keep the heat running. I haven't figured out anyway for the heater to run exclusively off the battery, even if the truck is parked.
 

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It does appear to rely on engine heat exclusively for the heat. When I first got the truck I was convinced it was heating up extra fast somehow, but it was only because it wasn’t very cold out yet, now that we’re in the winter months it seems to take about the same time as my old 3.5 to get heat. It definitely is weird watching your temp gauge actually go down if you return a good patch of road that it can run on just electric and it’s cold out. You’ll see it go from full temp down to half that if you can stay in electric long enough and have the heat cranked.
 

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It does appear to rely on engine heat exclusively for the heat. When I first got the truck I was convinced it was heating up extra fast somehow, but it was only because it wasn’t very cold out yet, now that we’re in the winter months it seems to take about the same time as my old 3.5 to get heat. It definitely is weird watching your temp gauge actually go down if you return a good patch of road that it can run on just electric and it’s cold out. You’ll see it go from full temp down to half that if you can stay in electric long enough and have the heat cranked.
I added digital temps to my dash using FORScan. It is crazy to see how much the coolant temp swings in cold weather on the Powerboost. Seems 130 degrees is the cutoff for when it will run the engine regardless just for engine heat. Will run it back up to 140, then turn off again. Also, your electric drive power is limited until heating demand is reduced or the engine warms up further. That way light throttle will cause it to run, and it’ll just cut off when coasting or braking so it can keep engine heat a little better
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