While many electric vehicles lose a significant amount of performance and range in the cold

Tesla stays ahead of the competition because to its clever heat pump architecture

Tesla has released a short video explaining how the pump works and why it is so crucial.

Though most EV drivers understand why it's vital, a decent heating system can make or break an electric car,

 Tesla's heat pumps are standard on all vehicles, bringing their real range closer to the ideal, EPA-estimated figures.

Two big issues that EVs encounter in the cold are decreased range and sluggish charging, and with some EVs

 already having excruciatingly long charging times, it's no surprise that some people have begun to fear EVs.

Tesla's heat pumps, on the other hand, try to mitigate these two difficulties.