AAA confirms what Tesla, BMW, Nissan electric car owners suspected — cold weather saps EV range...


CNBC | 2019-02-07 05:01 UTC

Under ideal conditions, these products can deliver more than 200 miles per charge and, in some cases, even 300. But as many owners discovered last week as winter storms slammed much of the country, cold weather does not qualify as "ideal." A new AAA study finds that when the thermometer dropped to 20 degrees Fahrenheit, range fell by an average of 41 percent on the five models it tested. Part of the problem, he said, is that "lithium-ion batteries like the same sort of temperatures that we do, around 70 degrees.

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