Cold Weather Reduces the Distance Electric Cars Can Travel by 57%

By: | March 27th, 2014

AAA recently conducted tests on the electric 2014 Ford Focus, 2013 Nissan Leaf and a 2012 Mitsubishi iMiEV and found out cold temperatures can reduce the distance electric vehicles can travel on one charge by 57%!

AAA’s tests revealed that while the average EV battery can go 105 miles at 75 degrees, that number drops to 43 miles at 20 degrees.

Also worth noting, in hot weather upwards of 95 degrees, the electric cars averaged merely 69 miles per full charge.

Marshall Smith

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