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Why You Might Want a Heat Pump In Your Electric Car

08 Jan 2023 | Abstracted from Washington Post

"... the simple reality [is] that the massive lithium-ion batteries in electric cars perform best around 70 degrees Fahrenheit...At cold temperatures, lithium ions...move more slowly through the battery and face greater resistance.

..the Mustang [Mach-E] loses almost 30 percent of its range at 20 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit, while the [heat pump-equipped] Tesla Model Y loses only about 15 percent.

"A car with a heat pump does much better..."



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