The Democrats' Green New Deal, which calls for the elimination of all combustion-engine vehicles, just got frostbitten. It turns out that cold weather can cut the range of electric cars over 40 percent.
More energy usage is the opposite of the Dems new deal, but that’s exactly what’s going to happen because of the electric car problem, which has been documented by AAA.
The Green New Deal not only calls for the elimination of gasoline cars, but also an end to air travel, and the gutting and rebuilding of every home, factory, and office in America.
Now AAA has released a study showing the dramatic impact of cold weather on electric cars and it's not an energy saver.
Electric cars have not been selling as well as hoped in America, and one of the main reasons is their limited range before they need recharging.
Now it turns out that already-limited range advertised for the vehicles is based on ideal driving conditions, such as when you're not using the vehicle's heater or air conditioner.
As soon as you turn them on, the range plummets.
AAA tested five cars, a Chevrolet Bolt, Tesla Model S 75D, Nissan Leaf, BMW i3s and a Volkswagen e-Golf. All have a range of at least 100 miles.
But when the cars were tested in 20-degree weather, the range dropped by 41% when the heater was turned on.
Imagine how short the range was during the recent Polar Vortex when temperatures plummeted below zero.
AAA found range also declined when the air conditioner was on in 95-degree weather.
"Drivers need to understand that there are limitations when operating electric vehicles in more extreme climates," Greg Brannon, AAA's director of automotive engineering told the Associated Press.