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    AAA warns cold weather kills EV range, ignores effect on gas cars
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    The AAA sent out a new press release today warning about the effects of extreme temperatures on electric vehicle range. The numbers are kind of astounding: "nearly 60 percent lower in extreme cold and 33 percent lower in extreme heat." Wow, right? Well, sort of. The AAA ran a simulated EV test ...

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    Video: Fox Business finds nothing but bad things to say about EVs
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    You can call it throwing cold water on the EV grin or taking the pessimistic view or whatever you like. The fact remains that Fox Business has got it in spades. In a recent segment with The Car Coach, Lauren Fix, electric vehicles were given a most negative of reviews while ignoring most any ...

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    Report: Yes, it's totally possible to drive 100+ miles in a Nissan Leaf in freezing cold
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    Plug-in electric vehicle drivers can potentially drive their EVs long distances under extreme weather conditions. The catch is that they have to drastically change their driver behavior. Over the past year, FleetCarma has been collecting data from 7,375 Nissan Leaf trips and 4,043 Chevrolet Volt ...

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    Video: Norwegian Tesla Model S driver goes 233 cold miles on a charge
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    When a Norwegian Tesla owner/enthusiast posted a video about how far he could go on a single charge during the depths of a Norwegian December, you just had a feeling the guy's name would be Bjorn. This intrepid gentleman took his Model S out in the cold (he mentions the outside temperature ...

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    Mini E driver offers electric vehicle critic some real life experience
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    Washington Post writer Charles Lane recently wrote an article called "Cold truths about electric cars' cold-weather shortcomings." The piece was inspired by his experience being stuck in traffic for six hours due to last week's snowstorm. During the ordeal, he found a silver lining – he ...

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    Chemistry 101: Why battery performance degrades in cold weather
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    The Ford Fusion Hybrid and its sibling, the Mercury Milan gas-electric, have failed, on numerous occasions when driven in cold weather, to return gas mileage results that match their EPA rating of 41 mpg city/36 highway. Likewise, the Mini E's usable range, when driven by Dr. Lyle Dennis, dropped ...

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    GM subjects 2011 Chevrolet Volt to cold-weather testing in Canada, eh?
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    The Olympics aren't the only interesting and noteworthy event currently taking place in Canada. General Motors says it has shipped its fleet of 2011 Chevrolet Volt test vehicles to the cold and snowy climes of Kapuskasing, about 500 ...

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