PHOTO CAPTION: Volvo V30 Electric being tested in Swedish winter.

Winter Driving Tips for Electric Cars

Anthony Ingram offers insights into operating an electric-drive car in cold weather.

Published: 05-Dec-2012

Winter is well and truly here for many of us now, particularly in more northerly regions.

It brings with it not just snow, cold weather and a little extra danger on the roads, but also an added dose of anxiety for electric car owners.

Cold weather can play havoc with range, particularly when using heaters, lights and other functions to fight off the cold. It's a subject we've covered on several occasions, so we've brought several of our winter articles together into a single guide.


Waikato University-built electric car. Photo credit: PETER DRURY/ Waikato Times

Waikato University electric car has cruise speed of 80 km/h and range 150 km per charge.

President Obama inspects Chevrolet Volt at GM's Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant.

Center for American Progress' Daniel J. Weiss and Jackie Weidman explain why the USA needs to "pave the road for 21st century vehicles."

Aptera 2e prototype; company closed its doors late in 2011.

2011 has seen the production globally of some 50,000 electric cars, but it's also been a bumpy road, reports USA Today.


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