Winter Package

  • 2012 Nissan Leaf winter test

    The nights are getting longer, children are starting to get ready for Halloween, and in certain states, you’ll have already had the first fall frost. If you’re approaching your first winter of plug-in car ownership, however, you might be in for a shock as the mercury starts to drop. Like you, your plug-in car won’t want to travel as far per charge when it’s cold. It isn’t a case of premature battery degradation, either. Lithium-ion battery packs, like humans, have a pretty narrow band of tolerance to temperature. Like their drivers, plug-in car battery packs...

  • 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 winter, as with many other parts of the U.S., heavy snowfall is taking the place of rain, turning the usually temperate Northwest...

  • 2011 Nissan Leaf
    2012 Nissan Leaf Gets Ready for Winter, Gets More Heating

    The 2011 Nissan Leaf may have been the first all-electric mass-produced electric car from a major automaker to hit the roads, but in the first few months following its launch Nissan came under a lot of criticism for not having a more sophisticated thermally managed battery pack inside the Leaf. Now...

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