I-MiEV Maximum Range in Winter

With winter tires and dropping temperatures, range on the i-MiEV is significantly decreased.

We’re still having a blast commuting with the i-MiEV through Canadian winter.

One area where we have noticed a significant change in the i-MiEV’s behaviour is the maximum range in winter.

The temperature and winter tires have significantly altered the range of the i-MiEV.

“In the summer time we were consistently averaging 120-130 km,” says ROKO owner Harald Kober, “on average in winter we are getting 75 km on a single charge.”

We haven’t looked into a change in charge time in winter temperatures, however it still filling up just fine overnight.

“As a rule I always have at least 12 hours to charge which is sufficient time when charging with the 240v charger.  I have adopted the rule that if the battery is approximately at 1/2 charge or less I will not use the 110v charger.”

Kober says driving an electric car in winter has brought out a hidden benefit of being fuel free.

“One nice thing about the winter drive is that there is no warm up period required before you start moving after having started the i-MiEV. ”

About Roko

Roko Service has been servicing auto electrical needs in Vernon and area since 1954. Our qualified, cohesive team makes customer satisfaction a priority which is why we take pride in our work and fully guarantee all repairs. We offer quality parts at fair prices on all automotive, marine and industrial repairs whether big or small.
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