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AAA: Range of electric cars cut in cold, hot weather

March 20, 2014View for printing

"We expected degradation in the range of vehicles in both cold and hot climates, but we did not expect the degradation we saw."

Among AAA's recommendations: storing the electric car in a garage; monitoring recharge times in colder weather; preheating or cooling the car while it's plugged in to reduce battery drain, and using electric seat heaters to keep warm.

Larry Copeland, USA TODAY

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