How to get more range out of electric cars in the freezing cold
Electric car drivers should handle the car especially in arctic temperatures. Because e-cars lose range in cold temperatures. With these tips you will get ahead in winter.
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That is how much electric cars lost in the AAA test
Range killer on-board heating
The Nissan Leaf performed best in the test. It lost 31 percent of its range in sub-zero temperatures.
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Test result: Since the Waste heat from an internal combustion engine missing after the start, must Heat pump and electric auxiliary heater When it is cold, make energy-consuming efforts to warm up the interior for the occupants. At Temperatures below zero the electric range in the AAA test decreased an average of twelve percentif the interior heating was not switched on. With activated heating it shrank down 41 percent on average! in the comparison the BMW lost the most range, at around minus seven degrees Celsius and switched on heating he only got half as far (50 percent). Best cut Nissan Leaf and VW e-Golf who lost only 31 and 36 percent respectively.