EV AND WINTER PERFORMANCE: INFORMING YOUR CUSTOMERS
By Anne Bourgoin
According to a study conducted by KPMG, half of users think their electric vehicle (EV) performs less well in winter. Electrify Canada, an open DC fast-charging network, has developed tips on how to properly charge an EV in winter. Yes, it can take longer to recharge since batteries are designed to be optimal between 15 and 25 °C. Cold temperatures at night can also reduce its range. Some vehicles can predict this reduction and also have a feature that allows the driver to manually program or warm up the battery at warmer temperatures. Indoor parking is a good solution; the higher temperature means the battery recharges faster and holds its charge longer.
Your customers will thank you!