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How do electric cars provide heat and defrosting?

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How do electric cars provide heat and defrosting?
Hello, I am Randall.
general question or particular make model?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

just a general question

Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX it this way. Th AC part of the system? cooling? uses an electric compressor. Kind of the same principle as say a home window AC unit but works off battery or DC volts instead of AC volts like in your home
The heating? same thing, uses a coil that heats up like a small space heater in your house but battery operated
the controls? the vents all have small electric motors called actuators, many new cars/trucks even use them in gas models. Those small motors controll all the ventilation to the windows, dash, floor etc
basically, like heating ,AC in your home, instead of using AC volts like houses use, it works on same principle using DC volts(battery) on lower voltages
Hope this makes sense, Hard to type and explain
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