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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-08-2019, 11:37 PM Thread Starter
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Cold weather impact on electric range

Jalopnik cites a AAA study that indicates that EV range is reduced by more than 40% in cold temps. See and

Too bad that AAA didn't evaluate the Niro in their study. Interesting read though.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-09-2019, 12:08 AM
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I could loose a couple of Km on mine at -15c, but with braking regen, i could gain those back!

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That's the tradeoff of an electric heater vs using ICE for heat. If niro had fully electric heating it woud likely get 15 miles in the winter. Instead, it burns gas for heat but holds it's 26 or 27 miles electric.

Met someone with a Honda clarity who noticed the same. He'd get 50 or 60 miles eectric but 30ish with the heater.

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