All You Need To Know About Rivian's Preheat & Climate Control Features
Rivian has made it possible to warm up the cabin while charging, but there are some limitations. The app can be used to preheat the cabin while plugged in, and this will save battery power. However, the car will not draw from the wall ("shore power") to preheat if it has already reached a charging limit. To get around this, you can change your charging limit higher when you start the climate control. Additionally, the cabin temperature cannot be set higher than 70 degrees when using the remote heat feature. This is an issue that Rivian needs to work on so that customers don't have to manually adjust their charging limits.
The app also allows you to check the battery level and charging status. This is useful for monitoring your car's charge while it's plugged in. You can also set a charging limit, so that the car will stop charging when it reaches a certain level. This is great for those who want to make sure their car doesn't overcharge and waste energy.
Rivian has also made it possible to warm up the cabin while driving. This feature works by using the battery power to heat the cabin instead of drawing from the wall. This is great for those who don't have access to shore power or are on the go. However, this feature does not work as well as preheating while plugged in, as it takes longer to reach the desired temperature.
Rivian has also implemented a feature that allows you to adjust the climate control settings from inside the car. This is great for those who want to be able to adjust their climate control without having to get out of the car. Additionally, you can also use this feature to turn off the climate control if you don't need it.
Overall, Rivian has done an excellent job of making it possible to warm up the cabin while charging or driving. The app makes it easy to monitor your battery level and charging status, and you can even set a charging limit so that your car won't overcharge. Additionally, you can adjust the climate control settings from inside the car, and you can even turn it off if you don't need it. All in all, Rivian has made it much easier to keep your cabin warm while charging or driving.
Can you warm up the cabin while charging?
Yes, it is possible to warm up the cabin while charging. The best way to do this is to preheat the cabin while plugged in, as this will save running the battery down. It is also possible to turn on the climate control remotely via the app, however there appears to be a limit of 70 degrees.
Does the charger kick in when I turn on the climate control?
Yes, the charger will kick in when you turn on the climate control.
Is it using battery or "shore" power to preheat?
If your truck has already reached a charging limit, it will not draw from the wall ("shore power") to preheat, it will instead use only the battery power. To avoid this, you can change your charging limit higher when you are starting the climate control.
Does the app allow for seat/steering wheel heat?
Not currently, but Rivian may add this feature in future software updates.
Is there a way to warm up the cabin without draining the battery?
Yes, you can preheat the cabin while plugged in. This will save running the battery down and will also help maintain a comfortable temperature inside the cabin.
How long does it take for the cabin to warm up?
It depends on how cold it is outside and how much power you are using. Generally, it takes about 10-15 minutes for the cabin to reach a comfortable temperature.
What happens if I don't have enough charge in my battery?
If you don't have enough charge in your battery, then you won't be able to preheat the cabin or turn on the climate control remotely via the app. You may need to wait until your battery has charged sufficiently before attempting to warm up the cabin.
Is there any way to speed up the process of warming up the cabin?
Yes, you can use the "Rapid Mode" feature in the app which will draw more power from your battery and heat up the cabin faster. However, this will reduce your range significantly so it should only be used when necessary.