Perhaps one of the most pervasive concerns is that EVs aren’t suitable for people in extreme climates—but that’s simply not true. Just like a normal car, an EV may need special care to ensure it drives optimally in hot or cold weather, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t up to the job.
Myth #1: EV batteries don’t work in cold weather
Also unbeknownst to most drivers, many modern EVs allow you to precondition your battery before you drive off in the snow or winter gloom. This allows the battery to effectively warm up, so to speak. This occurs while the vehicle is charging, not while it’s running in the garage or driveway.
Myth #2: EVs don’t run properly in hot weather
In general, EVs actually perform better in cold temperatures than they do in high temperatures, but in general do best in a temperature range of between 65-70º Fahrenheit.
How to ensure your EV runs optimally in hot or cold weather
We’ve included a few tips to ensure that your EV runs safely and efficiently in extreme temperatures. Before venturing out in your EV in hot or cold weather, be sure to keep the following in mind. In hot weather:
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