Cold weather reduces EV range by up to 57%
Driving faster can conserve energy and extend range in winter.
Geotab found that for a 65 kWh battery, ideal speed to maximize range is about 19 mph at 68°F, and 37 mph at 32°F.
The sooner you reach your destination, the less energy you'll need to heat the cabin and conserve the battery's energy.
Tips to maximize range include preheating the car, driving smoothly, keeping tires properly inflated, and using heated seats and steering wheel instead of the heater.
Results based on data model, and range differences may vary depending on the temperature and vehicle type.
Electric vans may have a harder time with drag, so range differentials are not the same as sleeker sedans or coupes.
Conserving energy during winter can help maximize EV range and make it more efficient.