Edmunds have an interesting little article about ventilated seats. They’re quoting a Dept of Energy report that says US drivers could save 522 million litres of gasoline each year – if only they all had ventilated seats and used them instead of the air conditioning system in their car.
Not. Going. To. Happen.
I had my first experience with the vented seats recently, and they truly are sensational. I’d be quite happy to use them here in Tassie during the summer, where the temperature peaks at about 35 degrees C every now and then. But I can’t imagine people in hotter climates killing off the a/c for a prolonged period.
And of course, it should be mentioned that the ventilated seat is just another one of Saab’s Innovations, having been introduced on the 9-5 back in MY 1998.