E-Truck Performance in Cold Weather

June 2014

After one of the coldest winters on record in the City of Chicago and reports of lower than expected performance in cold weather from early adopters of E-Trucks as well as passenger electric vehicle users, CALSTART set out to investigate the impact of cold weather on E-Truck performance. The purpose of this study is twofold: to better understand and quantify the impact of cold weather on E-Truck performance in order to manage fleet expectations, and to explore solutions to maintain E-Truck performance in cold weather.

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