“I want them back, Izaak!” cried Santa, blushing slightly at his own outburst and casting a glance at Sven, the electric reindeer. “I nearly froze behind that tin beast and could hardly hold the reins, my hands were so cold.”
In many ways, an electric vehicle (EV) is mechanically simpler than a car with an internal combustion engine (ICE). There are fewer moving parts in an electric motor than an ICE and less maintenance required to keep it performing for the vehicle’s lifetime. However, consumers still carry concerns for the expected span of the electric car’s battery life. To be sure, replacing an electric vehicle’s battery is an expensive proposition. For example, a new battery pack for a Chevrolet Bolt EV is reportedly priced at more than $15,000, not including labor costs.
With the cooler weather, many electric vehicle (EV) owners are preparing their best strategies to maintain a desirable range and keep warm. Sometimes EV owners must bundle up to mitigate HVAC usage to make it to their destination. These strategies are less than desirable, and so OEMs are working hard to minimize this issue with better cabin simulations for better designs.
Electric cars accounted for 2.6% of global car sales and about 1% of global car stock in 2019. They manifested a 40% year-on-year increase. As the electrification of ATVs, buses, and trucks progresses, the market continues to grow. Ambitious policies have been critical in stimulating the electric vehicle rollout in influential markets in recent years. This shift continues—including zero-emission vehicle mandates and fuel economy standards —which have set clear, long-term signals to the automotive industry and consumers that support the transition (IEA).
Before you could make it back to the car, the afternoon rainstorm rolled in, and it started to downpour. Racing to your vehicle, you jump in, your raincoat is soaked through. After relishing the reprieve of being safe from dive-bombing raindrops, you start your car and turn up the heat.