How do winter conditions affect electric vehicles?

Extreme cold can reduce the range in EVs by as much 20-30% for current models, so certain considerations should be taken for cold-weather use. Heating air for passenger comfort can require significant amounts of energy in colder weather, and cold temperatures can affect battery charging. However, temperature-control technology is improving to compensate for these issues. Cold weather does not impact driving or handling, and many EVs have very advanced traction control and all-wheel-drive options.

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1. What are considered "electric vehicles"?
2. Where can I learn more about electric vehicles?
3. How long does it take to charge an EV, and what’s the difference between level-1, level-2, and level-3 chargers?
4. What are the different plug or connector types?
5. Where can I charge my electric vehicle in Durango?
6. How far can an EV travel on one charge?
7. What types of vehicles can use the DC fast charging stations (level-3 stations) at the Transit Center?
8. Are EVs affordable?
9. How do winter conditions affect electric vehicles?
10. Do electric vehicles really reduce emissions?