Any particle physicist -- or a third-grader who has played with a battery -- could have told you this.
AAA recently released the results of a study that looked into the driving range for EVs in areas with freezing temps. According to the study, the EV takes a major range hit in cold weather.
That means that for an EV with a driving range of 105 miles in 75-degree temps, the car will only get 43 miles on a full charge at 20-degrees. AAA also found that hot weather decreases driving range, but not as much as cold weather.
This is a good reason why California continues to be the most popular area for EVs. I am sure there are more than a few EV owners in places where it gets hot or cold that are very unhappy with their decision to purchase an EV right now.
Just to recap: EVs perform very poorly in cold weather and they perform almost as poorly when it's hot.
Gee, if only someone could invent, I don't know, maybe a combustion engine that would be impervious to changes in temperature?
Hat tip: BadBlue Tech News