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Extreme Temperatures Lowers Electric Vehicle Driving Range

Did you know that extreme temperatures can affect how far electric vehicles can travel on a single charge?

A new study done by AAA found that electric vehicles travel range can be reduced by an average of 57 percent based on the temperature.  Electric vehicles are environmentally friendly and energy efficient, while reducing fuel costs for the drivers.  However, one charge can only take an electric vehicle so far. Drivers need to be aware of how far their vehicle can travel on one charge in hot or cold weather.

The study found that the average electric vehicle battery range was 105 miles at 75 degrees, but dropped 43 miles when the temperature was at 20 degrees.  In hot weather the battery only dropped down to 69 miles per charge at 95 degrees.
 
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Electric vehicle owners need to be prepared when traveling and know how long their charge is going to last, especially in extreme temperatures.  They need to plan out their trips ahead of time to avoid being stranded.  

If you have any questions or concerns about your electric vehicle please do not hesitate to call us at one of our locations.
 
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Source:  http://newsroom.aaa.com/2014/03/extreme-temperatures-affect-electric-vehicle-driving-range-aaa-says/?sf23739943=1