Brr! When the weather gets cooler, you may find your electric car just won’t go as far.
Just how much does cold weather affect an electric car’s range? Quite a bit, actually.
As you can see on these graphs for the Nissan LEAF and Chevy Volt respectively, some drivers were able to increase their cars’ range by a fair amount even in cold weather by changing their driving style:
That said, both cars seem to run the best around room temperature – anywhere between 60 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Don’t forget that when you’re out on the roads this winter.
(via Green Car Reports)