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iPlayWithWords13 t1_iu3modq wrote

Maybe read the article?


Pegguins t1_iu3n32v wrote

Maybe you should because it literally just comes down to "you use the heating when it's cold so think about your maximum range and charging" which is no different to a petrol car during summer with AC


iPlayWithWords13 t1_iu3nftv wrote

Here's another quote in the article where they're speaking to the American Chemical Society....

"When the battery is used to power a car (discharge mode), lithium ions move out of the graphite anode and cross the electrolyte toward the cathode....lithium atoms that are intercalated in the graphite are oxidized at the anode, which leaves free electrons behind that can travel through an electric circuit.” An electrolyte, by the way, is a gel or liquid that can basically carry electric charge via ions. When the temperature is cold, these chemical reactions are slowed in both directions."


iPlayWithWords13 t1_iu3nbb9 wrote

"During colder temperatures, EV batteries do not charge as fast, are less efficient, and will be more affected by electric functions within the car like heating, regenerative braking or seat warming. Why is this the case? Unlike a typical combustion engine-powered car, an EV relies on a battery."

Again... learn to read the article before angrily responding and looking incredibly stupid.


Pegguins t1_iu3ozk0 wrote

Maybe you should read again. Its not saying they don't work, but that you need to think about it in cold weather. The battery charges slower, and heating etc puts additional requirements on the battery supply but the article literally says it's not a particularly big deal you just need to factor that in and not aim to drive the stated maximum distance without a charge. Again exactly like a petrol car with AC...


iPlayWithWords13 t1_iu4d9f4 wrote

I literally never said they don't work. You cannot read. I said they have issues, which are outlined in the article. What a joke.


The_Countess t1_iu3oxeg wrote

That's already a solved problem by warming up the battery before use.


iPlayWithWords13 t1_iu4dejg wrote

Seeing as that's not the case with EVs from Tesla, Ford, Peugeot, etc.... the problem is not solved yet.