Temperature and aggressive driving can significantly reduce the
electric range. In cold conditions, the range is reduced because the
battery is used to supply energy to the heating system. It is the same
for hot conditions with air-conditioning (AC). Although this graph
represents the testing of 2015 models, the same information can be
applied to newer models. The good thing is that new EVs have longer
ranges, so even with the use of heat or AC and aggressive driving,
you'll still be able to get to where you're going.
*Based on the average of three 2015 BEV models: Kia Soul,
Mercedes-Benz B-Class, and Chevrolet Spark. Click
for more data on different BEVs and PHEVs.