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Electric cars: Driving range can be nearly 60 pct lower in extreme cold


According to a study from AAA Automotive Research Center in Southern California, your electric vehicle can suffer a lot from extreme temperatures – but not only extreme cold. AAA reports that in extreme cold weather, the range of electric vehicles can be reduced by almost 60 percent, while in extreme heat your electric car will do up to 33 percent less km’s ...
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