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You Didn’t Actually Want to Use Your Electric Car in the Winter, Did You? February 8, 2019

Posted by geoff in News.
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Fast on the heels of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s ill-fated “Green New Deal” nonsense, we find that physics once again intrudes on the good intentions of environmentalists:

As freezing temperatures plague much of the country, electric vehicle owners may experience a decrease in driving range, compounded by the use of the vehicle’s interior climate control. New research from AAA reveals that when the mercury dips to 20°F and the HVAC system is used to heat the inside of the vehicle, the average driving range is decreased by 41 percent.

So all those subsidies paid for electric car purchases ended up saddling car owners with a car that really can’t cope with winter. I mean, 20°F ain’t that low, and using your heater when it’s 20°F is not unreasonable.

I don’t have anything against electric cars, except when they are pushed into the market prematurely by government subsidies. Which you and I pay for.

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