Recent winter storms have highlighted public discourse around EV performance in cold weather. I have addressed the range issues that I have encountered in this blog, but thought it might be helpful to find some outside information on the subject.
Below are some articles I found in a search on the subject. I was specifically looking for coverage of a reported line of EVs waiting for chargers in the storm that came through the northeast around Christmas. I have not found anything to back up the rumor I heard so I will keep searching to prove/disprove that situation.
One area of discussion I did find information about is how an EV would do if stranded on the interstate. What I found in the two articles below was surprising to me – both suggested that most EVs could sustain warmth longer for a stranded passenger. One mentions a portable car charger that would be akin to a rescue container of gasoline should the car run out of power before it is able to move, but doesn’t really go into the subject.
This article compares the loss of range for some of the more popular EV models. This might be helpful if you are in the market.
I will continue to search for information about EVs and their performance in cold weather and will add to the list of resources/articles on this page.