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To those of you in Europe (and elsewhere in the world) lucky enough to have been driving your new EV6,

I have a First Edition reservation here in the US and I'm somewhat worried about the lack of a rear window wiper on the EV6. Have you wished you had one? I own two vehicles and both have rear wipers and sure I don't use the wiper every time it rains but there have been times that I was very happy I had it.

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If it's actively raining and you are moving, it seems to clear just fine without a wiper. You still see beads of rain on the glass but it's fine. I was out for a short drive this morning (15 mins, average speed 60-80km/h) and the window had been wet from morning mist, but it was no longer raining. By the time I got back it was still wet but a little clearer. I could still see cars behind me just fine.
 

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Actually, I've not needed it at all as yet. I thought I would but I haven't. Visibility at the back is not great to be honest but the window has been clear and dirt has not built up.
 

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To those of you in Europe (and elsewhere in the world) lucky enough to have been driving your new EV6,

I have a First Edition reservation here in the US and I'm somewhat worried about the lack of a rear window wiper on the EV6. Have you wished you had one? I own two vehicles and both have rear wipers and sure I don't use the wiper every time it rains but there have been times that I was very happy I had it.

Cheers!
I’m not worried, my Audi A5 had no rear wiper and I never had a problem.
 

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Bjorn Nylands review at the 8 min mark shows the rear window after a long and very dirty drive completely clear. His comment is muck on the charging door is more of a problem.
 

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Curious to see if anyone is having any issues now that more of these are out there. Particularly concerned about snow/salt build up. Had some issues in the past in a sedan without a rear wiper when snow and road spray would build up some on the rear window when I was driving around town and caused visibility issues, even with the defroster running.
 

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Great Video showing the rear screen. (y)
 

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In California the rear wipe is just an ornament. However, you may want to try some of the new ceramic glass protectants available on the rear window. With your defroster on and a ceramic protection on the glass, the water should bead right up and slide off making your view okay.
 

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In California the rear wipe is just an ornament. However, you may want to try some of the new ceramic glass protectants available on the rear window. With your defroster on and a ceramic protection on the glass, the water should bead right up and slide off making your view okay.
Thanks for the tip!

And that’s a fair point, California probably is at the forefront of the mind of a lot of design choices due to the currently disproportionate EV sales in the US. I remember reading about several cold weather design issues Tesla had to fix early on too - snow sliding down into an open trunk, flush handles getting iced shut, etc.
 

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To those of you in Europe (and elsewhere in the world) lucky enough to have been driving your new EV6,

I have a First Edition reservation here in the US and I'm somewhat worried about the lack of a rear window wiper on the EV6. Have you wished you had one? I own two vehicles and both have rear wipers and sure I don't use the wiper every time it rains but there have been times that I was very happy I had it.

Cheers!
I agree, I live in Utah and when there is an afternoon snowstorm which can put inches of snow on top of the hatch, no back wiper just won't work. Rain is not of a concern, snow is.
 

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My Sportage with a more upright rear window has one and probably would suck without one. My stinger however does not have one and is fine without it in winter. I think the EV6 falls somewhere in-between. I think it can be okay without one. However the Ioniq 5 is more upright and probably needs a rear wiper.
 

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I agree, I live in Utah and when there is an afternoon snowstorm which can put inches of snow on top of the hatch, no back wiper just won't work. Rain is not of a concern, snow is.
Does having the rear screen heater not just melt the snow that's falling away?
 
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Does having the rear screen heater not just melt the snow that's falling away?
I think it is more about the crud and dust that sticks to a wet window. Most of the US and maybe Canada, use salt, sand and other things like de-icers in winter. If the water and snow and ice don't drop off fast it can really get crusty on the windows, plus the back splash and such. With back splash, hatches and windows closer to the back experience it more, as most sedans have the windows in more with a trunk to catch most of it and not the rear window.
 

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I agree, I live in Utah and when there is an afternoon snowstorm which can put inches of snow on top of the hatch, no back wiper just won't work. Rain is not of a concern, snow is.
What do people with sedans do? The rear window collects snow / rain / muck similarly to sedans I've owned in the past, and none of those sedans had rear wipers. On really mucky winter drives you end up relying on side mirrors, but otherwise it's fine. I guess if one gets stuck in slow traffic during a snowstorm and it's cold enough, the sedan gets more accumulation on the back window than the defrost can melt, but it's pretty rare and again, side mirrors.

I live in a rainy city, and I've had ZERO problem with rain obscuring the rear window (cameras are another matter, they're rain magnets).
 

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What do people with sedans do? The rear window collects snow / rain / muck similarly to sedans I've owned in the past, and none of those sedans had rear wipers. On really mucky winter drives you end up relying on side mirrors, but otherwise it's fine. I guess if one gets stuck in slow traffic during a snowstorm and it's cold enough, the sedan gets more accumulation on the back window than the defrost can melt, but it's pretty rare and again, side mirrors.

I live in a rainy city, and I've had ZERO problem with rain obscuring the rear window (cameras are another matter, they're rain magnets).
They must live in Japan or all drove JDM imports haha.

Same. I found the rear window on the EV6 fine. I drove in the rain at highway speeds (60-70mph) and the rear window never accumulated water.

If you are concerned (say wet snow in the winter), you could add a layer of RainX or what I did, a layer of those hybrid ceramic wax products. That does wonders on the side windows (I miss the water repellent feature on my old car. This brought it back).
 

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Was going to say use some sort of rain repellent, but many have already said.

Here's some links though

Rain X 80199500 Rain Repellent Trigger Spray, 500 ml https://amzn.eu/d/cFpMwjR



I use C1 for my home and office CCTV too 😉
Would not be G1 but G5

 
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