Teslas Can’t Charge in the Cold?! What went wrong?

From Transport Evolved.

Note: Several commenters have rightly pointed out that the charging sites identified as failing are both small and old considering the number of Teslas in the region. We failed to include this in this video, but do recommend you watch our other video on charging equity: https://youtu.be/ip64lqg6TJg

Things got very cold in Chicago recently. Spurred on by some high profile supercharger failures there, but also because of similar problems seen across a variety of brands and charging networks, the news filled with a spate of news stories about how EVs just don’t work in the cold.

But we know that’s not true, so what went wrong?


00:00 – Introduction
01:35 – What’s the news been saying?
02:51 – But EVs work in other countries in the cold…
05:30 – What caused the failures
12:40 – Most likely, it was more than one problem
13:52 – How can you avoid problems?
17:34 – Thanks and Credits


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Script: Kate Walton-Elliott, Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Presenter: Kate Walton-Elliott
Editor, Colorist: Kate Walton-Elliott
Art and Animation: Erin Carlie
Producer: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
© Transport Evolved LLC, 2024

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