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These two battery facts appear to be incorrect -

Electric cars and cold weather are not a good combination. At least, that's what we believed until now. An American study shows that a cold climate is actually good for the health of your EV.

The research was conducted by Recurrent - a research organization from the United States that has insight into data from more than 12,500 Teslas.

The effect of the different climates in the country on the battery packs of the EVs was investigated. A 'range score' was then awarded. The score is based on the percentage of the original range that the Teslas still have after three years.

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Cold climate good, but also bad

What seems? The batteries of the Teslas that drive around in the colder climates of the United States have a higher range score. The batteries of these Teslas still have an average of 95 percent of their original range left. The Teslas in the warm regions have to make do with 92 percent.

image: Recurrent Auto

This does not mean that a cold climate only offers advantages for an EV. It is clear that an electric car will travel a lot less far in cold weather than in warm conditions. This can sometimes make a difference of up to 30 percent in range.

Fast charging not bad

Recurrent previously debunked that the use of fast charging is bad for Tesla batteries in the long term. This was believed for a long time and even warned about by Tesla himself, but in practice it turns out not to be the case. The data from the 12,500 Teslas shows that there is no significant difference in battery wear between batteries that are often charged with the fast charger versus batteries that rarely see a fast charger up close.

Grain of salt

The question is how seriously you should take Recurrent's research. Although it can provide important insight into how battery packs work, the company based the study only on batteries from Tesla. It is therefore not said that the same conclusions can be drawn about the batteries of other car brands. But the research is certainly interesting.

This post was last modified on September 19, 2023 2:17 pm


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