Cold weather and batteries DO NOT MIX.
EAU CLAIRE, Wis.—Here in Wisconsin, where fewer than one-tenth of 1% of vehicles are fully electric, it’s rare to see an EV outside the city.
That’s why the latest international climate conference, Conference of the Parties (COP28), which advocated widespread adoption of electric vehicles, should have Wisconsinites concerned.
When the temperature drops below 40 degrees, which occurs over 200 days per year in Eau Claire, electric vehicles experience a reduction in range and efficiency, with losses of up to 40% when the heating system is in use.
My visit to my local automotive shop to have the tires rotated on the family Ram truck was unaffected by the 13-degree Fahrenheit weather.
I mean, let’s leave electric vehicles aside for just a moment. When I was stationed in Wisconsin, my gas powered truck had several moments where I thought it wasn’t going to start because when I turned the key, the dashboard lights took their sweet time coming to life. Outside temps were -46 degrees, and the temps inside the garage were about -20. These temps are not abnormal for the upper Midwest. Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Montana, Wyoming…..
How in the hell is a person supposed to drive to work when work is forty miles away, and your car will only get you thirty miles before the battery dies?
“Oh but Dave, you can plug in your car and there’s this battery warmer so you have all that range!” Really? And when that car is parked outside in an open parking lot while you’re working? Sure, you might GET to work but can you get HOME afterwards?
That doesn’t even bring into account the fact that we don’t have enough electricity production to cover all the EVs the Left wants to push, nor the grid to deliver the power
The people pushing EVs on America either don’t know what kind of stupid, moronic act they’re pushing, or they DO know and they’re just evil.
After the past few years, I’m going with the latter.