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I live in northern Canada where it can get quite cold during the winters. As an example, I enclose a snapshot of today's weather forecast. I am wondering whether the Ariya will function on a day like today. Range is not important since all I am looking for is to drive downtown to the office and back - a distance of 10km. I am obviously not going to go any distance with weather like this so maximum mileage is not a concern. Assuming the Ariya gets me there, will it still start after being parked for 8 hours on the street?

Thanks, a resident of Yukon Territory, Canada
 

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I did a 25 km each way commute in the first year Nissan LEAF with a battery 1/4 this size. Never an issue except those snow days where you get stuck in traffic running the heater. Many models do a heat pump for Canada including the later model LEAFs. Anyone know if the Ariya is doing a heat pump?
 

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Good to know that that you have not had any problems in the winter with your Leaf. How does a heat pump work in a car? I have heard of them for heating / cooling homes but not in connection with cars.
 

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The heat pump's purpose is only to maximize your range by heating the cabin more efficiently. If your commute is small and maximum mileage is not a concern then it is not all that relevant. Also, this increased efficiency in heating and range only occurs in a narrow temperature range and will not give you any benefit in extreme cold or heat as the pump is inefficient in those cases.
 
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