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Message: Re: Depends on where you are trying to go...

Changed By: MikenOH
Change Date: March 23, 2019 07:34AM

Re: Depends on where you are trying to go...
speaking of real world issues, as Mike said, but more apt for EVs in northern areas during the winter months:
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/drive/article-out-in-the-cold-with-a-hyundai-kona-electric/

The author tested a Hyundia EV SUV in southern ON. for a bit and reported what the mileage was on a drive after a overnight charge.

The temps--below freezing--knocked the rated mileage down coming off a charge significantly--from 415km to 300km. Then driving style--like major highways-- put another dent in it as the speeds went up. Interestingly, the author kept the heater off in an attempt to not tax the battery further.

No electric seats or heater use during winter? I don't think so...; likewise for using AC during summer months.

Another article that speaks to the effects on range when the HVAC is used:
https://insideevs.com/ev-hvac-impact-range-extreme-temps/


BTW, what type of HVAC systems are being used on EVs? Heat pumps?

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Author: MikenOH
Date: March 23, 2019 07:10AM

Re: Depends on where you are trying to go...
speaking of real world issues, as Mike said, but more apt for EVs in northern areas during the winter months:
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/drive/article-out-in-the-cold-with-a-hyundai-kona-electric/

The author tested a Hyundia EV SUV in southern ON. for a bit and reported what the mileage was on a overnight charge.

The temps--below freezing--knocked the rated mileage down coming off a charge significantly--from 415km to 300km. Then driving style--like major highways-- put another dent in it as the speeds went up. Interestingly, the author kept the heater off in an attempt to not tax the battery further.

No electric seats or heater use during winter? I don't think so...; likewise for using AC during summer months.

Another article that speaks to the effects on range when the HVAC is used:
https://insideevs.com/ev-hvac-impact-range-extreme-temps/


BTW, what type of HVAC systems are being used on EVs? Heat pumps?