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OH, I'M SO GLAD THEY DECIDED TO TELL US THIS:  From WBBM:

With a winter storm bearing down on the Midwest, Triple A has some advice for motorists, including drivers of electric vehicles.

It’s common sense to a lot of drivers in the Chicago area, but it bears repeating: If you must venture out during a winter storm, keep an emergency kit in your car. It should include items like your cell phone, jumper cables, food, water, blankets, hats and kitty litter or sand in case you get stuck in snow and need traction.

And for owners of electric vehicles, says Molly Hart, spokesperson for AAA, the auto club group, be advised that cold weather decreases your driving range almost by half.

“When it dips to 20 degrees and the HVAC system is being used to heat the inside of the vehicle, the average driving range is decreased by 41 percent,” Hart says.

That means instead of getting 100 miles of combined urban and highway driving, the range at 20 degrees would be reduced to 59 miles.

COMMENT:  How long have we been told that electric cars are the future?  And just now the AAA is telling us how miserable they are in the cold?  Did the government know?  Did Kamala Harris know? 

I'm sure some people in the great journalism universe knew, but why damage the green dream by telling the public?

The green dream increasingly seems like the green nightmare.   Too many asterisks.  Too many explanations.

December 23, 2022