Tesla came out with a totally new heat pump system only just recently that is a huge step forward in efficiency for heating and cooling. I do not think they made it free to all, they will license it and collect royalties on the design. Currently only the recent Teslas have it and I’d bet that eventually the other EV makers transition to that and dump the old school inefficient systemsI assume so.
Also, what about heat? When it’s -28f and I have a 45 minute commute how much of my range is getting eaten up just keeping the windows defrosted?
That’s if it even has adequate heaters in it.
Of course that brings up the idea of pre heating the car before I get in on a cold day. You wouldn’t need remote start, you’d need remote... pre trip warmup something or other.