A few more winters and then many people probably won’t be asking themselves what’s happening to their electric car when the temperature drops: because the battery doesn’t like the cold and there’s hardly any waste heat from the engine, the range could be noticeably shorter. Well, what surprised the newcomers to the combustion engine. against ancestors Tesla and MG both released winter notes last yearTo limit this effect. As a study from the USA shows, these range losses are very different.
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Recurring, a company specializing in battery data, published a preliminary assessment of the winter ranges of several electric cars last December. For Tesla, the loss was the lowest ever close to 0 percent. However, the data for this analysis was not entered by the company itself, but rather taken from the on-board computer, for which the calculations may differ. But now Recurrent has evaluated the actual data for some electric cars, and Tesla was also at the top of this group.
However, the comparison field is small, probably because not enough other models are driving in the United States: recurrent data was available for the Model 3 to Model X and three competitors the Ford Mustang Mach-E, the Nissan Leaf and the entire Tesla range. VW ID.4 for disposal. So the Tesla Model X has the least loss of range in winter. according to frequency In the older 75D version, it only gets about 160 miles (about 260 km) even in mild temperatures. When it cools, however, this value is reduced by only 15 percent.
Feather Model Y as Tesla’s latest model and first to feature a heat pump was introduced, the percentage loss is at the same level. However, according to RECENT, it has a much longer range of 225 miles, so the reduction in miles is greater than the Model X. Battery experts offer 17 percent less for the Model 3 Long Range with the older 75 kWh. Battery winter limit. For the Model S in P100D form (i.e. not yet in the refreshed version with the heat pump), they name Tesla’s highest loss of 19 percent.
VW and Ford lose more than Tesla
The Model S still performed significantly better than the Nissan Leaf, and especially electric cars from Ford and VW. The Japanese vehicle showed a 21 percent loss from an already modest baseline of about 170 miles. The Mustang Mach-E and ID.4 also received 30 percent less down time in moderate sub-zero temperatures compared to warmer climates. However, the reciprocator gives them real limits at high temperatures of over 250 miles. In absolute terms, they therefore drive about 20 miles less in the winter than the Model Y, which is said to best Tesla at around 190 miles rated.
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