Plug-in hybrids - does the heating system run off the electric motor?

I am curious about buying a plug-in hybrid car as 90 per cent of my journeys are over six miles in city traffic. However, do they work well in regards to the heating and air conditioning? Both these systems are normally connected directly to the car’s internal combustion engine. So if I ran a plug-in hybrid in pure electric mode most of the time, would I sacrifice this?

Asked on 8 October 2016 by mattg1234

Answered by Honest John
See the description of the forthcoming plug in Prius IV here:
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