Going Electric: Winter Weather Challenges (Premium)


In my ongoing series about leaving behind the 16MPG SUV that I loved for an electric golf cart that hauls the family around, there have been a lot of firsts and the winter provides its own unique set of challenges. From charging to heating the car, it’s a different world that requires a bit more thought than simply jumping into an ICE (internal combustion engine) vehicle and setting out on a journey.

The challenges for electric vehicles in the cold weather are not unique as ICE vehicles have similar obstacles. In cold climates, engine block heaters are common for ICE vehicles, and heating up your car before you get into it is something that many of us have done before heading out to get groceries.

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