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Why Freezing Weather Kills Tesla and Every Other EV

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Tesla owners in Chicago faced issues with their vehicles not charging in subzero temperatures, highlighting the challenges of cold weather for electric vehicles.

The cold weather affects the efficiency of EVs, causing significant drops in performance and driving range.

The chemical and physical reactions in the battery are slower in the cold, reducing available power.

Heating systems and charging times are less effective in extreme cold.

“If you go skiing with your iPhone, you might notice that the battery will burn through more quickly, so halfway through the day it might run out of juice, where normally it would last all day,” battery research firm CEO Scott Case said.

These challenges have raised concerns about the reliability of EVs in such conditions, despite their growing popularity.

Furthermore, some Tesla owners have faced difficulties with frozen door handles during severe winter weather.

“We ended up having to stop every one to one and a half hours to charge for an hour, then an hour and a half, then two hours,” one Tesla owner said.

“So beyond the lost time, it also got to the point it was between $25 and $30 to recharge. Just in one day, we stopped six times to charge at that cost,” he added.

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