- Aug 10, 2020
- Reaction score
- Illinois, USA
- GMC Sierra Hybrid (2-Mode)
It's faster.Why is breaking ice preferable to melting it? I'm still a little lost on this idea.
Remember, that one trying to get to work on time.
Taking a few minutes to heat the area around the door from -20C to +5C is going to make you late to work.
A solid yank on a sturdy handle only takes a moment, and gets the job done.
Window defrosters are a problem, too. Many people won't wait for the windshield to fully defrost, which is a safety problem -- and they shouldn't do that. But, with most cars, you need to get the door open before you can even *start* defogging the windows. Some cars have remote-start, which helps -- but the times I've tried that, defogging the windows doesn't thaw the doors.
Maybe Tesla will be the first to thaw the doors with a combination of a door-seal-defroster and remote start? I've never seen that work in a real-life vehicle before. Sure would be nice if it worked, though.
As the enthusiast forum, we can help the engineers by raising these issues. Hopefully a few of them check up on us from time to time.