Does your EV range fall in cold weather?

It is the season to be jolly but your EV may not be celebrating quite as much

The hot debate has returned - is cold weather detrimental to the perfect range of an EV?

Various studies have shown that driving in cold weather conditions saps the range of an EV

A study by Consumer Reports showed 25% range reduction when driving at 112 kmph in frigid conditions

Factors such as managing optimal battery temperature and cabin heat are big concerns

Driving in sub-zero weather does affect range, noted another study, this by AAA

But most studies also note that factors such as driving behaviour, terrain & speeds matter most

Here in India, it is unlikely that the cold weather is likely to play a big role in bringing down range. At least in most parts anyway

Evolution of battery tech is also making it easier for batteries to adapt to varying conditions

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