Reply to post: Re: can squeeze 700km from a single full battery charge

700km on a single charge: Mercedes says it's in it for the long run

Stoneshop Silver badge

Re: can squeeze 700km from a single full battery charge

but in the winter when it's cold,

Yes, that eats into your range. But at least some EVs can be fitted with a diesel-fueled heater.

dark and probably wet,

Our Kangoo ZE runs the lights and the other non-traction stuff on a hefty conventional 12V battery. Which lasts well beyond the traction battery range.

when over half of my commute is on motorways and when the battery is 5 years old that 150 mile range is suddenly very optimistic.

It is.

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