In the typical household, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, (HVAC) associated costs are one of the biggest contributors to a monthly electric bill.
To keep an indoor environment comfortable, residential and industrial HVAC systems require a lot of power for operation as they operate almost continuously year-round.
The same principles apply to electric vehicle HVAC systems. Though the inside of an EV is smaller than that of a home, it still takes a lot of energy to run an HVAC system and keep the cabin’s temperature comfortable, especially in very hot or very cold climates. And waste heat or cool air force the system to work harder.