05 Apr '12, 3pm

#Electric cars on Ice sounds like an off-Broadway musical, but it's actually a very serious motorsport

#Electric cars on Ice sounds like an off-Broadway musical, but it's actually a very serious motorsport

Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to subscribe to the RSS feed for updates on this topic. The weekend’s unseasonable cold has once again given rise to thoughts of how well electric cars perform in the cold. Gas2 readers may remember a number of solutions for maintaining battery power and improving range in the bitter cold , but there’s another way to help EVs in icy winter conditions: winter tires. Finnish tire manufacturer Nokian Tyres has both a wide array of tires for cold northern conditions and a prototype electric sports car on which to test them. Their most recent combination of the two yielded an unexpected and totally awesome result – the world record for driving fast on top of ice. Slippery? No Problem! The electric sports car in question is the E-RA, which stands for Electric Race About, and it was built by students in central Finland 2010. Nokian...

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