New to this forum - just bought my CMAX Energi about 3 weeks ago. REALLY like the car, and I was really really looking forward to having it remote start on the GO time schedule and be warm on cold mornings. So I was very disappointed to find out that the 120V charger doesn't really warm up the interior of the car (of course, dealer didn't mention this).
We don't have a garage, so I'm parking outside on a parking pad, with the 120V charger plugged into an exterior outlet. Needless to say, with this week's polar plunge, the car is very very cold in the morning! We might take the plunge for a 240V charger, but in the meantime, the EASIEST thing would be if I could "remote start" the car in "EV later" mode - that is, with the gas engine, while still charging, so that I'm using gas to warm the car, not electricity - and then unplug it and drive off nice and warm in "EV now" mode.
Is there a way to program MFM or the GO times to do this? Or: if you turned off the car the night before in EV later mode would it start up in that mode the next morning?
And (a slightly unrelated question, maybe, but also maybe another solution): Is there a way just to get the seat warmers turned on before getting in the car? I find that the GO time remote start does not even turn on the seat warmers (even though they are set to 1 or 2 when I get out of the car at night). Or is this something I need to take the car back to the dealership to have troubleshooted?
Thanks to all who share their expertise and experience on this forum! I have learned alot about how to better drive this car, esp from Raja and GaryG. (I'm a newbie, and only logged about 800 miles on the car, but "averaging" 110 mpg, and still have half my original full tank left! if I weren't heading out on a long highway road trip tomorrow, I might have gotten 1600 miles on a tank of gas. That just blows my mind...)