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Does Your Electric Car Need Special Care in the Winter?

Does Your Electric Car Need Special Care in the Winter?

Electric cars are growing in popularity as an energy-efficient transportation option. And their popularity is growing around the country, including in New England with its harsh winters.    Does winter weather impact electric cars any differently than their gas-run counterparts? The short answer is “Yes.” However, with some simple strategies, you can easily navigate cold winters and stay eco-friendly.   The Effect of Winter on an Electric Car   Cold winter weather decreases car battery efficiency, whether it runs on gas or electricity. However, since electric cars depend solely on their battery, this effect of the weather is especially influential.    In cold weather, the battery charges more slowly and holds less charge. Further, using heat drains the battery very quickly. As a result, staying warm and traveling can be limited to short ranges. How can you navigate these limitations and ensure you do not get stranded in your electric ve ... read more

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