2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV: Well That's Not Very Practical
April 17, 2012
Considering that the range displayed in our 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV will show you how much power the A/C will knock down the numbers if you turn it on (from 44 to 37 miles), I thought it odd that the seat heater in the electric long-termer doesn't reset itself when you turn off the car and turn it on again. It's just an on/off button, like a light switch.
True, using it doesn't seem to use that much power (the range doesn't change when you switch the seat heater on) and you'll be able to tell when it's on just by sitting there but you'd think Mitsubishi would want to help you save as much power as possible and make this something you always have to turn on and never have to turn off.
In other news, I found out that if I wanted to save some power on a cold day to just use the seat heater instead of the draining heater itself. It's not much warmer with only my backside heated up but it's better than nothing.
Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor @ 693 miles