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Urgent warning for Tesla drivers in icy conditions as electric vehicle crashes ‘could be much worse’, expert claims

TESLA drivers have been warned about driving in icy conditions because “tram crashes could be worse”, experts claim.

Vehicles like Teslas are expected to have additional problems in ice weather, as these electric vehicles experience battery problems in colder conditions.

Drivers of electric cars may add complications to their journeys

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Drivers of electric cars may add complications to their journeysCredit: Getty

The results of numerous winter range tests show that typically, an electric vehicle will travel 20% less distance in cold weather than in beach weather.

Due to this loss of range, electric car drivers may face more trouble in their journey.

They have to consider how far they can go, how long it takes to recharge the car.

Winter storms like I-95 traffic failure This weekend will be much riskier for electric vehicle drivers, reports Articles washington.

“If everyone were to drive electric cars, this mayhem could be even worse,” Lane wrote.

“Any EV driver stuck on I-95 has every right to worry – not just about the battery quickly dying but also about recharging it.”

All batteries lose capacity faster in cold temperatures, and that even includes the complex batteries used in electric vehicles.

This happens because chemical and physical reactions slow down in cold weather Battery Scientist Jon Witt.

Electric vehicles must also generate their own heat, which is not a problem for standard internal combustion cars.

“In cold weather, available engine heat is channeled to warm the battery, which means heating the cabin requires electricity,” says Witt.

“Cabin heaters typically draw from a high-voltage battery, which reduces the amount of battery left to drive.”

According to Anna Stefanopoulou, director of the University of Michigan’s Energy Institute, batteries prefer temperatures between 60 and 80 degrees.

“You don’t have a lot of power when you want to discharge electricity,” says Stefanopoulou. Wired. “The situation is even more limited when you want to charge.”

HEAT PUMP HELP

Fortunately, the winter loss of range problem can be helped, although not completely fixed.

Tesla acknowledge the problem by creating an effective push heat pump, but realized that the problem could not be completely solved.

Wired recommends that you don’t let the battery get too low, always keeping it above 20 percent.

Scientists are working on a solid-state battery that is not weather-sensitive, but it is still being developed in laboratories.

Meanwhile, electric car drivers should be more careful and give up.

The Sun has reached out to Tesla for comment.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/17258196/warning-tesla-drivers-ice-electric-car-crash-worse/ Urgent warning for Tesla drivers in icy conditions as electric vehicle crashes ‘could be much worse’, expert claims

Caroline Bleakley

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