World: Article-How Do Electric Vehicles Handle Cold Weather?

The weather outside may be frightening, but owning an EV when the temperatures are low isn't as scary as one might think. Like an internal combustion engine-powered car, there are some things to take into consideration – like reduced charging efficiency (and therefore a reduced total range), keeping important components warm and maintaining creature comforts. Temperatures below freezing are taxing on all machines. EVs are no exception, particularly in the charging department. For instance, the Idaho National Laboratory determined that at 32 degrees Fahrenheit, a standard EV battery took in 36% less usable energy than the same battery did at 77 degrees Fahrenheit. While that may sound scary, 100% of a charge can still be achieved as long as the EV has a chance to charge for a longer amount of time.

 

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