Lithium-ion batteries are very sensitive to temperature. At the same time they are equally bad tolerate extremely high and too low temperature, because when it gets very cold, the electrolyte liquid inside the battery becomes viscous and quickly loses its accumulating quality. This is especially critical for those electric vehicles that do not have their own battery temperature control system.
Also, unlike the engine of cars in which the engine produces its own heat, which “heats” the car, electric cars should take this heat somewhere else, as a rule, starting the heater, which is reflected in the battery life and reducing the power reserve. Continue reading
Almost 60% of new cars sold in Norway in March 2019 were fully electric. Record statistics regarding Norway and electric vehicles show that the Scandinavian nation hopes to stop selling cars powered by fossil fuels by 2025.
Sales figures for electric vehicles may be even higher, but thousands of Norwegians find themselves in long waiting lists because dealerships do not have time to import enough electric vehicles. According to industry data, 11,518 electric vehicles were registered in Norway in the first quarter of 2019, which is twice as much as in the previous year. The new Tesla Model 3, Nissan Leaf, and Volkswagen e-Golf make up the majority of registrations. Continue reading