powersurge wrote:I am a psychologist, and am familiar with "studies".... Most things that are reported in print or on the news are not really "Studies", and most of all, not scientific. I could do a study asking 10 people if they prefer "Pizza" or "Hamburgers". Let's stay 7 out of 10 say the prefer PIZZA. Then you could write a "study" that says "70% of Americans have reduced their meat eating because meat is unhealthy".
I suggest that when you hear about a "Study", try to answer two questions.. 1) What is the overall message they are trying to convey, and 2) Who would benefit the most by affecting you to change your behavior after hearing of the "Study".
In this case, the article used a trusted sounding source (AAA) to tell you that EVs are not really as good as they may seem. Who would want this information to be advertised? Maybe.... Gas companies.. Or even better... Car companies... Who pays a lot to AAA - Car companies.. This is just more fake news propaganda to keep people on the fence about adopting EVs.. Don't take it seriously. You could easily fight back by saying, "Gasoline vehicles in cities lose 50% of their mileage!!" Yeah because they are stuck in traffic.
As a psychologist you are of course familiar with confirmation bias, which perhaps you express a little of in your post
Have you actually explored the methodology in their study/analysis? I haven't. But I don't think AAA would come up with a totally rubbish pro-oil study. Is it not a scientifically reasonable study? Is it not at all repeatable? Do they not have enough data points to make a statistically relevant observation?
Oilpan4 wrote:I can easily cut my range in half by not slowing down and running the heater till I'm very comfortable..
Denying the issue doesn't make it go away.
Diesel fired heaters will help.
Yes, I really believe personally that promoting the idea that to drive an EV we should be wearing thicker gloves and dealing with a "cool" cabin temperature is not doing anybody in the movement any favors.
I personally refuse to compromise on the cabin temperature. Does that make me spoiled or selfish, I don't really care. I just will not do it. I like heated seats and steering wheels and I like a warm cabin.