winter driving

Self-Heating Lithium-Ion Battery Could Cut Winter Range Woes

Self-Heating Lithium-Ion Battery Could Cut Winter Range Woes

For some electric-car drivers--and potential buyers--range loss in cold winter weather is a significant concern. "Range anxiety" is already an issue for many consumers, and the potential for a loss of up to one-third of the total rated range in cold weather compounds the problem. To tackle that... read more

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2014 Cadillac ELR winter testing

2014 Cadillac ELR: Volt-Based Luxury Coupe Winter Testing Video

Winter testing is a vital part of developing a new car. Just as cars are expected to perform in the hottest conditions and face testing in arid places like Death Valley... read more February 12, 2013 by 1

2012 Nissan Leaf winter test

Nissan Leaf Range: How Much Does It Lose In The Cold?

Whatever car you drive, whether powered by fossil fuels or electricity, range will vary depending on weather conditions. Typically, the average gasoline or diesel vehicle... read more February 1, 2013 by 9

Audi A1 Quattro snow drifting video

How To Get Good Gas Mileage On Your Christmas Travels

'Tis the season to be jolly--and with under two weeks to go before Christmas, drivers across the country will be planning trips to see relatives and friends for the holiday... read more December 12, 2012 by 2

2012 Nissan Leaf winter test

Electric Cars In The Winter: Ultimate Guide

Winter is well and truly here for many of us now, particularly in more northerly regions. It brings with it not just snow, cold weather and a little extra danger on the... read more December 3, 2012 by 8

2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

2012 Tesla Model S Winter Testing Video Mashup Released

Over the past few years, it’s become almost customary for Californian automaker Tesla to release regular videos detailing the final developmental and testing stages of... read more April 11, 2012 by 4

2011 Chevrolet Volt drive test, March 2011

Three Tips To Help You Drive Your Electric Car This Winter

As anyone who has lived in the Pacific Northwest will tell you, cities like Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon are known for their damp, dreary winter months. This... read more January 18, 2012 by 0

2011 Nissan Leaf

Why You'll Want A Cold Weather Package On Your 2011 Nissan Leaf

Over the weekend we noticed that Nissan is now detailing a cold-weather package as an option on the 2011 Leaf. Although it’s not available yet at any of the current... read more September 20, 2010 by 7


Road Test: Toyota Prius in the Snow

I hear all of the macho reasons from my insecure male friends that my Toyota Prius is not cool. It looks like a pregnant egg, it’s too small, blah, blah, blah. I’ve also... read more February 9, 2009 by 4


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