Oh guess what? There is another problem for the ‘go electric vehicle’ mob.
New research from AAA reveals that when the mercury dips to 20 degrees Fahrenheit, the average driving range of an electric car decreases by 41 percent. When colder temperatures hit, EV owners have the same instinct as their internal combustion engine-driving brethren, which is to crank up the heat as high as it will go. This puts a serious strain on an EV’s battery, reducing the overall range and increasing the need to charge more often to minimize the chance of being stranded by a dead battery.
EV owners discovered this during the recent cold snap that hit central US and Canada. As temperatures plunged, owners of Chevy Bolts and Tesla Model 3s told CNBC they were seeing at most 50 percent less range in their vehicles.
Only the science deniers think that the transition to EVs is a net gain to the environment and it is becoming increasingly clear that their use as general transportation vehicles is also very limited.
There are a few niches for them. Public transportation/taxis in places like NYC and for short commute drivers. Surprisingly to some acceleration performance is another. The Model 3 with the extra battery is almost the equivalent of the Corvette in acceleration.”
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