Critics of electric vehicles have always claimed that cold weather can be their downfall. However, Ford is showing how wrong that belief is by revealing how its cars and their components handle winter testing methods in deep snow conditions.
At the Smither Winter Test Center in Michigan, USA, Ford has been putting its latest crop of electric vehicles through their paces, with batteries evaluated in temperatures as low as -40oF (-40oC).
Handling is also an issue for electric cars in snowy conditions as the instant jolt of power can cause traction problems. However, as you can see from the video, Ford has been busy working on the power delivery and dynamics of its cars so they are a viable option even in extreme weather.