New data from Canada shows cold weather range loss in Nissan LEAF and Chevrolet Volt

Over on, I wrote an article to bring a little brevity to the electric car debate. It was based on data from a Canadian fleet management company which manages several Nissan LEAF and Chevrolet Volt cars for various fleets and a few private owners. It showed range losses in the electric vehicles (EV) during temperature drops.

Needless to say, it’s been both a popular and controversial subject. I thought I’d point you to it from here in case you’ve missed it as I know that CarNewsCafe has several EV enthusiasts in its readership. The information is not meant to detract from EVs as a vehicle type, but to point out one of their weaknesses to potential buyers who may live outside of the Southern California “Goldilocks Zone” for EV ownership.

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Aaron Turpen
An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA), and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. You can find his portfolio at