NREL Reveals Links Among Climate Control, Battery Life, and Electric Vehicle Range (Fact Sheet)

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Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are providing new insights into the relationships between the climate-control systems of plug-in electric vehicles and the distances these vehicles can travel on a single charge. In particular, NREL research has determined that 'preconditioning' a vehicle-achieving a comfortable cabin temperature and preheating or precooling the battery while the vehicle is still plugged in-can extend its driving range and improve battery life over the long term.

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Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are providing new insights into the relationships between the climate-control systems of plug-in electric vehicles and the distances these vehicles can travel on a single charge. In particular, NREL research has determined that 'preconditioning' a vehicle-achieving a comfortable cabin temperature and preheating or precooling the battery while the vehicle is still plugged in-can extend its driving range and improve battery life over the long term.

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  • Related Information: Innovation: The Spectrum of Clean Energy Innovation, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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  • Report No.: NREL/FS-6A42-53603
  • Grant Number: AC36-08GO28308
  • DOI: 10.2172/1045077 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1045077
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc845602

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NREL Reveals Links Among Climate Control, Battery Life, and Electric Vehicle Range (Fact Sheet), report, June 1, 2012; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc845602/: accessed December 11, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.