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It's 41 degrees F outside. Your electric car, rated for 100 miles, has been charging all night in the cold. Ahead of you lies a 80-mile drive.
How confident are you that you'll make it to your destination? What if you want to set your climate control to a comfortable 70 degrees F?
Germany's AutoBild wondered the same thing, so it gathered some of Europe's most popular battery-electric cars for a test of range and efficiency in near-freezing temperatures.
In the forest around Delmenhorst, in Lower Saxony, Germany, AutoBild laid out the test: The route would take testers 143 kilometers (88 miles) in mixed city and highway conditions at speeds up to 130 km/h (80 mph).
All vehicles were given a full charge, had their cabins pre-heated with climate control and air conditioning left running at 21 degrees C (70 degrees F), and drivers would use seat heaters for 20 minutes if available.
Additionally, all cars would run with low beams on and be left in their default or "normal" driving modes.
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Source : https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1114660_german-magazine-compares-real-world-electric-car-ranges-efficiencies-in-cold-weather275