How do electric cars deal with traffic?
So I work in the city and live in the suburbs. I am always in traffic. I’d love to reduce my impact on the environment, but I need to know that an EV can meet my commuting needs. How do electric cars deal with traffic?
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Of course—if you spend most of your time in traffic, you will need a vehicle that can function well under those conditions. An electric car deals with traffic very well despite the rumors.
Many people wonder if electric cars can handle extreme situations. Tests show that they actually outperform their gas-powered counterparts in some cases. This is one of those cases. But what happens when you’re sitting in traffic, with about 50% battery, and you’re stuck in traffic without another hour of driving left to do. You’re going nowhere fast, with no possibility of getting to a charger. Will you make it?
You absolutely will. It turns out that electric cars use very little power when they’re not moving. They would likely outlast a gas-fueled vehicle, even with your heat/ac, headlights, and infotainment system. The only factor that may cause some concern is extreme cold temperatures, which is known to affect vehicle range. However, there are many ways to conserve your car battery in that scenario.
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