EV range is cut by 57% in extreme hot, cold, says AAA
The driving range of electric vehicles is cut by an average of 57 percent in extreme heat or cold, the American Automobile Association found in a recent test.
The AAA conducted a simulation to measure the driving range of three fully electric vehicles in cold, moderate and hot weather. Vehicles were tested for city driving to mimic stop-and-go traffic and to better compare results with EPA ratings on the window sticker.
At 75ç F, the average EV battery range was 105 miles, but that dropped to 43 miles at 20ç F. Warm temperatures were less stressful on battery range, but still delivered a lower average of 69 miles at 95çF.Download Bulletin PDF