Cadillac ELR Winter Driving Tips
The electric driving range of the 2014 Cadillac ELR is one of the many reasons drivers choose Cadillac’s extended range EV over other luxury hybrids. Unfortunately, when winter rears its ugly head, the Cadillac ELR’s electric driving range may be diminished due to cold weather and snow -covered roads. By taking advantage of the following Cadillac ELR winter driving tips, ELR owners can maximize the electric driving range of the Cadillac’s all-new extended range EV.
Inflate the Tires
Cold weather can cause tire pressure to drop faster and more frequently. With the layers of ice, slush, and snow that cover the roads in winter, it’s important the ELR’s tires are inflated to their recommended psi rating to maximize fuel-economy and electric driving range. Check the owner’s manual or the label on the inside of the ELR’s driver’s side door to find the proper tire pressure rating.
Since the Cadillac ELR is a completely new model, it’s important ELR owners take advantage of these Cadillac ELR winter driving tips to maximize electric driving range. As Cadillac’s first extended-range EV, the 2014 Cadillac ELR brings new levels of luxury to the world of alternative fuel vehicles.
Heat the Seats
Heating the seats of the Cadillac ELR uses less energy than heating the entire cabin. Take advantage of the ELR’s heated seats and turn the climate to Eco mode to maintain a reasonable temperature while passengers enjoy the direct warmth from the seats.
Borrow Heat from the Grid
Before leaving the house or workplace, get in the habit of starting the Cadillac ELR while it is plugged in. If the ELR is cold when passengers enter, it takes a fair amount of energy to heat the cabin. By starting the ELR while it’s connected to the grid, the extended-range EV will get nice and cozy without negatively impacting the electric driving range. This is most effective while connected to a 240-volt charger.