According to experts, research conducted on electric vehicles has found that these transportation forms are not 100% viable to have in cities with extreme cold. Similarly, a new report has been revealed and it has stated that the performance of electric cars is also not optimal in hot weather climates.
Reportedly, A United States company, named Recurrent, conducted performed a range and battery analysis on a number of electric vehicles under different temperatures and climate conditions. The results stated that these vehicles showed a significant decrease in their autonomy as the climate temperature raised.
It was concluded that, when the temperature reached 100 degrees Fahrenheit, a substantial drop of 31 percent was produced. The number itself is concerning, but it was also tested that at cooler temperatures, the loss was not as significant. This means that an averaging 5 percent at 90 degrees and 8 percent at 80 degrees were the numbers in the “cold” area of study.
In order to obtain these results, Recurrent put together combined data from approximately 17,000 vehicles. The list included 65 electric cars and plug-in hybrid models from different companies and brands. For example, the research was carried out with the help of the Chevy Bolt EV, Nissan Leaf, Tesla, Mustang Mach-E, Hyundai Kona, and Ford F-150 Lightning.
The study did not reveal the name brands of the cars that performed the worst during the completion of the research. However, it was stated that Tesla’s electric cars had the least range degradation and its numbers did not drop as significantly as other brands while being under study.