Heating the car on a snow cold day

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    20170314_203527.jpg When I first got the car on a cold and snowy day in February, I schedule the charging time and cabin prep on. Well every time I got to the car it was cold and the battery was not fully charged. I thought the car would be warm enough to melt some of the ice and snow on the car windows. So what I did to get my car warmed up with snow or ice on the windshield on a very cold day is to unplug the car and put on the defroster. Five minutes later the car is warmed up and ice/snow easier two clean the windshield. When I leave with the engin running and in the EV mode the engine cuts off within a few miles. Oh yes the engine is also charging the battery
     
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    Wow winter doesn't want to let go!
     
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    You get use to it. That pic was taken during the big snow storm in March 15th this year. The Prius Prime cut through the snow like a knife through butter. Love this car.

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    Behind me are two cars we found in a parking lot while we were gathered video for our news cast. 3 1/2 feet of snow. So all you can do is to wish for summer here in Upstate New York. 20170315_161911.jpg
     
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    I usually get sick of summer before the first day of summer - sometime around mid June. By then, I'm usually looking forward to snow. I never seem to get sick of winter though.
     
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    I get tired of summer around the first day of spring :) I already cant wait for winter to be back.
     
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