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Cold effect on range

It is not often that we get this cold in my location.  Tonight i hear we may dip into the mid 30's and I live just a few miles from the Pacific Coast.  As you can tell from this photo, the cold has quite a effect on the batteries and the range you will get out of them.  On normal days my batteries will hold around 90-100 miles range on a 100% charge.  On a hot day (80 degrees or more), I have had range go up as high as 114 miles but keep in mind I ate all that extra range up by cranking the a/c which takes about 10% off the top.

As you can see here it is 42 degrees outside and the battery is at 97% capacity.  My range is only 61 miles!

Something to keep in mind if you live in a colder climate.

Oh and on that note:
HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Wishing you all the best in 2015 and may your electric car dreams come true.