You have probably already heard that one of the big advantages of driving electric vehicles is the ability to precondition the cabin before starting your journey. Today, while attending a lunch meeting, I was able to take that a step further by using my remote smart phone app to active the preconditioning cycle. It was fantastic to be able to do this because I had no way of knowing when the meeting would end, so therefore could not pre-program my car to do this on its own.
Having a smart phone app, that can actually talk to the car in realtime, allowed me to set a departure time when I learned that the meeting was nearing an end. This allowed my car to be warm and toasty for the ride home. It also extended my range by pre-heating the battery at the same time.
Check your owner's manual to see how you can do this with your vehicle. You will be glad you did.