(ORDO NEWS) — At negative temperatures, electric car batteries can lose up to a third of their capacity. This was reported in a report by the analytical firm Recurrent.
Agency specialists studied popular electric vehicles, the study collected data from 10,000 cars.
Analysts measured the range of electric cars at temperatures of 70 and 20 degrees Fahrenheit, which roughly corresponds to 20 and minus 5 degrees Celsius.
Experts have calculated that the batteries of popular electric car models can lose up to 30 percent of their capacity in winter.
The worst performer, according to the study, was the Chevy Bolt, which dropped 32 percent in battery capacity and cold range. Similar figures were shown by Ford Mustang Mach-E and Volkswagen ID.4 – 30 percent.
The leader of the test was the Jaguar I-Pace, which lost only 3 percent in freezing temperatures. The drop in battery capacity of the popular Tesla Model 3 and S was 17 and 19 percent, respectively.
In conclusion, the experts told how to save battery power. In order to save energy, they recommended abandoning the interior heating and relying on the spot heating of the car seats.
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