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TomT
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The Best, and Worst, Places To Drive Your Electric Car

Sat Feb 21, 2015 11:49 pm

Effects of Regional Temperature on Electric Vehicle Efficiency, Range, and Emissions in the United States.

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdfplus/10.1021/es505621s
59,991 miles/12 bars/289 Gids/68.54 AHr/101% SOH/101.64% Hx 7May15 w/ new Lizard (barely made the warranty).
71,770 miles/12 bars/256 Gids/59.04 AHr/88% SOH/87.92% Hx 3Mar16 at lease return.

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kubel
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Location: Southeast Michigan

Re: The Best, and Worst, Places To Drive Your Electric Car

Sun Feb 22, 2015 12:42 am

I live in Michigan. It'll be -6F tonight. I'm getting maybe 35 miles when it's around 0F on a full charge. If I make multiples stops through the day, I'll be lucky to get 15 miles out of the battery. The car just isn't practical in the winter, and that sucks, because the rest of the car (everything but the battery) seems to be great.
2012 Nissan LEAF SV
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Zythryn
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Re: The Best, and Worst, Places To Drive Your Electric Car

Sun Feb 22, 2015 5:10 am

It is an interesting paper.
The big glaring omission is to look at the effect of temperature/winter one ICE vehicles.
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LeftieBiker
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Re: The Best, and Worst, Places To Drive Your Electric Car

Sun Feb 22, 2015 3:50 pm

kubel wrote:I live in Michigan. It'll be -6F tonight. I'm getting maybe 35 miles when it's around 0F on a full charge. If I make multiples stops through the day, I'll be lucky to get 15 miles out of the battery. The car just isn't practical in the winter, and that sucks, because the rest of the car (everything but the battery) seems to be great.


Block the grille, lower the fan speed, and use Recirculate as much as possible. I live in a similar climate, this Winter anyway, and can still get 45+ miles.
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kaikara
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Re: The Best, and Worst, Places To Drive Your Electric Car

Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:38 am

In my 2014 when it is -4F (-20) and I really push it I can get close to 62 miles (100km) but to do that I will almost have to use no heat. But if if I want to be warm that easily becomes 45 to 50 miles. This is one of the reasons I leased. In our climate if you want any kind of buffer and want to be warm then a 150-200 mile range car is needed unless your commute and use is very low KM.

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