People living under extreme heat conditions probably don’t need another thing to worry about. But we have one for them anyway. Extreme heat can reduce the range of some electric vehicles (EVs) by nearly a third, according to a new study.
The data comes from Recurrent, a company that tracks EV battery life and uses machine learning to help owners care for their car’s batteries. The company “analyzed battery readings from 7,500 vehicles to answer the summer range question and underlying concerns.” Recurrent didn’t break out results by model or brand. But the company says that “compared to the maximum range,” an EV can lose about 2.8% of its range at 80 degrees, 5% at 90 degrees, and as much as 31% at 100 degrees.