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Cold Weather Fuel Efficiency : Electric Versus Gasoline

Discussion in 'Technical' started by clea, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. clea

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    #1 clea, Jan 20, 2014
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    Very interesting...thanks for this post!
     
  3. stevezzzz

    stevezzzz R;SigS;P85D;SigX

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    How interesting that even though EV's suffer greater range loss in colder weather, electric vehicle payback actually improves at lower temperatures. My guess is that both are related to the lower efficiency of converting gasoline to forward motion: temperature effects on range are partially masked by these inefficiencies in ICE vehicles, but the cost delta of these cold weather effects is still greater for ICE than EV.
     
  4. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    "FleetCarma measures ... on the following EVs" and then they follow that with cars like the Volt but no Tesla vehicles. Le sigh.
     
  5. clea

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    Then what do you suppose the "...and more..." stands for?
     

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