Driving an alternative fuel vehicle has many benefits, but most importantly, the experience should be fun and enjoyable. Find out how to get the most out of your EV journey here and what you can do to help make our planet more sustainable for generations to come!
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Get The Most Out Of Your EV Experience
Owning an electric vehicle is and should be an enjoyable experience. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your vehicle.
Quick acceleration is exhilarating, but nothing drains your battery (or destroys your tires) faster. Like all things in life, moderation is key!
Find your optimal, safe cruising speed to conserve range. The faster you go, the more juice you burn.
Don’t over charge your vehicle. Frequently charging your battery to full capacity may impact battery performance and longevity. When charging at home, check with your utility company to determine the best time to charge your vehicle. In many cases, charging at night is cheaper than charging during the day.
Plan your routes when possible. Hills and highways burn more range, and knowing you can get a charge when needed is always comforting.
Always focus on your comfort when driving, but be mindful of when you don’t need to use your climate control, charge your phone, or use other energy-consuming features. If you are charging from home, look to precondition your car while it is charging. Heating or cooling your cabin while the vehicle is plugged in won’t take precision miles from your battery.
Applying the brakes in an EV when not required burns energy. Whenever possible, use the power of your regenerative braking system to conserve energy by simply removing your foot from the accelerator and letting your EV naturally brake on its own. However, never hesitate to apply the brake when needed.
Avoid vampire drain by keeping your vehicle covered in a garage, carport or under a shady tree. Also, be mindful of third-party apps connected to your car. They may drain your battery.