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Does anyone know what exactly the "Eco Climate" setting in "Individual" drive mode does? I'm assuming it's a power saving feature, but this is all I see in the owner's manual:

- "Settings for certain climate system and electricity consuming functions are reduced"

Anyone know what exactly is reduced?
 

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I have absolutely no idea so I'm fully qualified to through in my guesstimate… I would assume Eco Climate in Volvo does pretty much the same as in my VW e-Golf: it reduces heating/cooling from where it is not needed.

The e-Golf has a 2-zone climate control and it can detect whether there are people located only in one zone or in two. In case of one zone, it significantly reduces heating/cooling on the other zone, thus reducing total energy consumption.
 

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In general, Eco climate basically minimizes the use of the A/C. The two things I have noticed over time, when I do ever use the Eco mode that engages the Eco climate, is it will be a bit lax about reaching your temp, if it's cool enough outside it blows ambient air through rather then rush to your set temp, like it's not in a hurry and saving fuel is the priority. As well when stop/start is enabled but say it's hot outside, normally the stop/start will not engage to keep the cool air flowing while stopped. With Eco climate it will engage the stop/start at a light and let you get a little warm while you wait for the green.
 

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The only thing I've noticed with eco is it results in much higher cabin humidity with the AC which would be an expected side effect from less compressor usage as @Power6 described. I've tried eco vs normal on the same route in very similar temperatures and it had near 0 effect on the electric range.
 

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Yeah, my experience is pretty similar.. I've started using Eco Climate as part of my individual mode and to be honest, I can't notice a difference in range. The cabin DOES cool a little bit slower. Seems weird to sacrifice a bit of comfort for a non meaningful amount of range. I'll probably end up turning it back off.
 

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The only thing I've noticed with eco is it results in much higher cabin humidity with the AC which would be an expected side effect from less compressor usage as @Power6 described. I've tried eco vs normal on the same route in very similar temperatures and it had near 0 effect on the electric range.
For me in Hybrid mode the ICE kicks in when there's still a couple ticks left on the battery gauge. I assume this is so it can hold some energy in reserve for traditional hybrid driving. With Pure mode, the ICE stays off until the battery is "completely" empty, to the point where even when the engine is warmed up it won't turn off at a stop until I get enough juice into it through regenerative braking. That amounts to about 2 miles more that I can get in Pure mode before the ICE kicks in compared to Hybrid mode.
 

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For me in Hybrid mode the ICE kicks in when there's still a couple ticks left on the battery gauge. I assume this is so it can hold some energy in reserve for traditional hybrid driving. With Pure mode, the ICE stays off until the battery is "completely" empty, to the point where even when the engine is warmed up it won't turn off at a stop until I get enough juice into it through regenerative braking. That amounts to about 2 miles more that I can get in Pure mode before the ICE kicks in compared to Hybrid mode.
Pure mode has Eco climate enabled and Hybrid has 'normal' climate. When setting up the Individual drive mode you have the option of Eco or normal. I have my Individual setting based off Hybrid but with more steering and brake force (similar to PE mode) and Eco climate enabled (because I like the placebo effect of thinking it's boosting range), but the range of my Individual mode is indistinguishable from Hybrid. As you said Pure lets the battery discharge further and that nets me about an extra 3 or 4mi of range.
 

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Pure mode has Eco climate enabled and Hybrid has 'normal' climate. When setting up the Individual drive mode you have the option of Eco or normal. I have my Individual setting based off Hybrid but with more steering and brake force (similar to PE mode) and Eco climate enabled (because I like the placebo effect of thinking it's boosting range), but the range of my Individual mode is indistinguishable from Hybrid. As you said Pure lets the battery discharge further and that nets me about an extra 3 or 4mi of range.
Oops I read eco as pure. Yeah I don't know if Eco in the HVAC setting actuall does anything other than make me sweatier.
 
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