Mark Phelan: Engineers have a trick to help electric vehicle batteries get more range in winter
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Detroit Free Press

A simple tip from the engineers who develop and test electric vehicles can reduce or eliminate one of owners’ biggest concerns: The effect cold weather has on electric vehicles’ driving range. Everything about EVs is new. We’re all on a learning curve, but one of the most important habits owners can develop is heating the interior while the car is plugged in, before leaving home, said Bryan Roos, who led the writing of a new standard to help owners, manufacturers and regulators keep the vehicles useful year-round. “The effect temperature has on pure battery range is decreasing as the technolog…

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