Chevrolet, one of the leading automobile manufacturers in the world, has always been committed to sustainability and reducing its carbon footprint. As part of this commitment, the company has introduced the 2020-Boltev, an all-electric vehicle that not only offers exceptional performance but also plays a vital role in combating climate change. With its innovative climate control system, the 2020-Boltev ensures a comfortable and eco-friendly driving experience. In this article, we will take a closer look at the climate control system of the 2020-Boltev and how it contributes to a sustainable future.
Climate Control Systems
Automatic Climate Control System
The climate control buttons on the center stack and on the climate control display are used to adjust the heating, cooling, and ventilation.
Center Stack Climate Controls
- Air Delivery Mode Controls
- Max Defrost
- Manual Fan Control Butto
- Temperature Control Knob
- AUTO (Automatic Operation)
- Rear Window Defogger
Climate Control Display
- Driver and Passenger Heated Seats (If Equipped)
- Climate On-Off
- Heater Power
- A/C (Air Conditioning) Power
- Fan Speed and Temperature Status
The heated seats, if equipped, climate on/off, recirculation, heat, and air conditioning can be controlled by touching Climate Settings on the infotainment Home Page. A selection can then be made on the climate settings page.
The system automatically controls the fan speed, air delivery, air conditioning, electric heating, and recirculation to heat or cool the vehicle to the selected temperature. When AUTO is lit, all five functions
operate automatically. Each function can also be manually set and the selected setting is displayed or the
indicator is lit. Functions not manually set will continue to be automatically controlled, even if the AUTO indicator is not lit.
For automatic operation:
- Press AUTO.
- Set the temperature. An initial setting of 22 °C (72 °F) is recommended. Allow the system time to stabilize. Adjust the temperature as needed.
ON : Touch to turn the climate control system on and off. The climate control system will turn on when any climate control button is pressed on the center stack or touched on the climate control display. To turn the system off, touch ON again.
or : Press the buttons to increase or decrease the fan speed. The fan speed setting appears on the climate control display. Manually adjusting the fan speed cancels automatic fan control. Press AUTO to return to automatic operation. Touch ON to turn off the fan and the climate control system.
Temperature Control : Turn the knob clockwise or counterclockwise to increase or decrease the temperature setting.
Air Delivery Mode Control : Press c, d, or 0 on the center stack to change the direction of airflow. Any combination of the three buttons can be selected. The selected air delivery mode button indicator is lit. Pressing any button cancels automatic air delivery control and the direction of the airflow can be controlled manually. Press AUTO to return to automatic operation.
MAX : Air is directed to the windshield and the fan runs at a higher speed. Fog or frost is cleared from the windshield more quickly. When the button is pressed again, the system returns to the previous mode setting. For best results, clear all snow and ice from the windshield before defrosting.
An indicator light comes on. Air is recirculated to quickly cool the inside of the vehicle or to reduce the entry of outside air and odors. Using the recirculation mode for extended periods may cause the windows to fog. If this happens, select the defrost mode. Using air conditioning and recirculation together for long periods of time may cause the air inside the vehicle to become too dry. To prevent this from happening, after the air in the vehicle has cooled, turn the recirculation mode off.
Touching this button cancels automatic recirculation. Press AUTO to return to automatic operation;
recirculation runs automatically as needed.
HEAT : Touch to turn the heater on when the fan is on.
A/C : Touch to turn the air conditioning on when the fan is on.
Auto Defog : The system will monitor high humidity inside the vehicle. When high humidity is detected, the climate control system may adjust to outside air supply and turn on the air conditioner or the heater. The fan speed may slightly increase to help prevent fogging. When high humidity is no longer detected, the system will return to its prior operation.
Auto Heated Seats : If equipped, when the vehicle is on, this feature will automatically activate the heated seats at the level required by the vehicle’s interior temperature. In auto mode, the indicators automatically show the level setting required. Use the manual heated seat buttons on the infotainment display to turn auto heated seats off. Once this feature is turned off, the auto heated seats will be activated the next time the vehicle is turned on.
In manual mode, the controls can be accessed while the vehicle is on by touching ( or M with three level
indicators high, medium, low or off on the climate control display. If the passenger seat is unoccupied, the
auto heated seats feature will not activate that seat.
Rear Window Defogger
Press to turn the rear window defogger on or off. An indicator light on the button comes on to show that
the rear window defogger is on. The defogger only works when the vehicle is on. The defogger will turn off if the vehicle is turned off.
Do not try to clear frost or other material from the inside of the front windshield and rear window with a razor blade or anything else that is sharp. This may damage the rear window defogger grid and affect the
radio’s ability to pick up stations clearly. The repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty.
Remote Start : The climate control system may be started by using the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. The climate control system will default to an appropriate heating or cooling mode. The rear window defogger turns on if it is cold outside.
Mobile Application Feature
If equipped, this feature allows a smartphone to set the start-up climate control settings. The following features can be set:
- Fan Speed
- Air Delivery Mode
- Climate Mode
Once the settings are saved through the application, the vehicle will use these settings when turned on. After the vehicle is turned on, use the climate controls if additional adjustments are desired.
Indicator Light and Solar Sensor (ILSS)
The ILSS is on top of the instrument panel, near the windshield, where it monitors solar intensity. The climate control system uses the sensor information to adjust the temperature, fan speed, recirculation, and air delivery mode for best comfort.
Do not cover the sensor; otherwise the automatic climate control system may not work properly.
The humidity sensor is near the base of the inside rearview mirror. The climate control system uses the
sensor information to adjust the temperature and recirculation for best comfort.
Outside Air Temperature Sensor
The outside air temperature sensor is behind the front grille of the vehicle. The vehicle uses the sensor
information to display outside air temperature. The climate control system uses the information to adjust the climate system operation.
Adjustable air vents are in the center and on the side of the instrument panel.
Move the slats to change the direction of the airflow. The center air vent does not close completely.
Move the slats to change the direction of the airflow. Additional air vents are located beneath the windshield and the driver and passenger side door windows, and in the footwells. These are fixed and cannot be adjusted.
- Keep all outlets open whenever possible for best system performance.
- Clear snow off the hood to improve visibility and help decrease moisture drawn into the vehicle.
- Keep the path under all seats clear of objects to help circulate the air inside the vehicle more effectively.
- Use of non-GM approved hood deflectors can adversely affect the performance of the system.
- Do not attach any devices to the air vent slats. This restricts airflow and may cause damage to the air vents.
The air intake at the base of the windshield under the hood must be kept clear to allow the flow of air
into the vehicle. Clear away any ice, snow, or leaves.
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
The filter reduces the dust, pollen, and other airborne irritants from outside air that is pulled into the vehicle. Replace the filter as part of routine scheduled maintenance.
- Open the glove box.
- Pull the damper and push the side wall to unlock the stopper.
- Lower the glove box completely.
- Hold the right side of the filter cover, and then pull and remove it.
- Install the new air filter.
- Reinstall the filter cover.
- Reconnect the glove box damper.
- Reinstall the glove box.
See your dealer if additional assistance is needed.
Air Conditioning Regular Operation
To ensure continuous efficient performance, operate the air conditioning for a few minutes once a month. The air conditioning will not operate if the outside temperature is too low.
Damage caused by improper refrigerant usage could lead to costly repairs and may not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Refrigerant systems should only be serviced by qualified personnel. Always use the correct refrigerant.
Performing service work to the climate control system could cause personal injury or damage to the vehicle. Climate control systems are serviced by qualified personnel only.
All vehicles have a label underhood that identifies the refrigerant used in the vehicle. The refrigerant system should only be serviced by trained and certified technicians. The air conditioning evaporator should
never be repaired or replaced by one from a salvage vehicle. It should only be replaced by a new evaporator to ensure proper and safe operation.
During service, all refrigerants should be reclaimed with proper equipment. Venting refrigerants directly to the atmosphere is harmful to the environment and may also create unsafe conditions based on inhalation, combustion, frostbite, or other health-based concerns. The air conditioning system requires periodic maintenance.