In winter, when temperatures drop, the range of electric cars decreases.
A drop of up to 25%.
A factor that should not be overlooked if you are planning a long trip to go skiing.
The leasing company Arval has listed some tips to avoid unpleasant surprises.
By recharging your vehicle indoors, you will avoid the risk of freezing.
But en route to your ski resort or on site, you will not always have the opportunity to do so.
It is therefore necessary to ensure that the socket of the car remains dry.
If it's still wet and freezing, use the old trick of a hot water bottle or cherry pit pillow to thaw it out.
Do not pour (hot) water on it.
No heated seats
Freezing temperatures influence not only the range of an electric car, but also its charging.
Charging a cold vehicle requires much more energy than a warm vehicle.
So, if possible, warm up your vehicle while the battery is charging.
Avoid using the heated seats and/or steering wheel.
If you activate them, the heating system will then use 10 to 30 times more electricity.
Also be sure to fully charge your smartphones and tablets before leaving for a long trip.
Bring an external battery for your electrical devices to avoid having to plug into the car.
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