Archive for February 11th 2013

Stalled On The EV Highway

“When I parked the car, its computer said I had 90 miles of range, twice the 46 miles back to Milford. It was a different story at 8:30 the next morning. The thermometer read 10 degrees and the display showed 25 miles of remaining range — the electrical equivalent of someone having siphoned off more than two-thirds of the fuel that was in the tank when I parked.”

Electric car batteries are useless at low temperatures, and require you to turn off the heater just when you need it the most? Surely not.