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How far can you drive with an electric vehicle in the spring

How far can you drive with an electric vehicle in the spring

Electric cars are now the evolutionary trend of the automobile industry, with Elon Musk’s Tesla company as the market leader. However, some road users are still contemplating if the car is worth the price. 

 

Naturally, most Canadian road users still use petrol and diesel engines, mainly because of the high cost incurred in purchasing a hybrid or electric vehicle.

 

While most people are skeptical about owning an electric vehicle due to its high price tag, a huge barrier will be how far you can drive with an electric vehicle on a single charge. No one will love to be stranded while in an electric vehicle; therefore, road users still believe that the average range of an electric vehicle should increase before purchasing one.

 

Another important factor for most Canadian road users is if EV vehicles can withstand the frigid temperature of the Canadian spring. Extreme temperatures are known to affect battery performance, resulting in a decrease in the travel range of EV vehicles in spring.

 

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Average Electric Car Range

Average Electric Car Range

 

The average travel range of an electric vehicle ranges from 100 to 300 km on a single charge, depending on the car's model.

 

Due to advancements in technology, the battery life of an electric vehicle has been considerably improved. The Nissan Leaf and Renault Zoe were the first electric vehicles produced, having a travel range of 100 km per single charge. 

 

Their latest models now feature an average range of 200 km per single charge. Tesla has produced cars that boast a longer travel range of 300 km, and the latest version is said to have a range of 629 km on a single charge.

 

How an EV Vehicle Performs in the Canadian Spring

 

Although Canadians are warming up to the push for the adoption of the electric vehicle, a study shows that the vast majority are still skeptical about the performance of EV vehicles in spring.

 

The frigid climate greatly affects the battery life of EV vehicles in Winnipeg. This can cause a 19 percent decrease in the average travel range of EV vehicles in spring. Also, using the headlight and other lighting features at night will cause a rapid decrease in the battery's capacity and eventually reduce the car's travel range.

 

Generally, the travel range of EV vehicles in Winnipeg is reduced, but the performance isn’t significantly affected. So to get the best out of an EV vehicle in the spring, make sure to charge your car at convenient times, like every night before you go to bed.

 

Factors That Affect EV Range

Factors That Affect EV Range

 

You’re most likely not to achieve the travel range manufacturers specify when travelling. However, the best spring EV vehicles should deliver up to 85 percent of their maximum charge. Factors such as the age of the battery, which declines steadily at the rate of 2.3 percent per annum. Battery size, driving styles, and external factors like climate, amongst others, will considerably impact the travel range, and the performance of the best spring EV vehicles

 
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