Electric vehicles may be very different from traditional petrol and diesel models, but there's still plenty you can do to look after your EV between services. If you are a new owner or planning to buy an EV, then you'll know that the internet is full of good, bad, and generally confusing information.
So, to make your life easier, we've used our knowledge to compile the top 4 tips you should know about electric cars. We hope this helps!
1. Get to know your EV
It is essential to maximize the features of your EV. So, before driving it, it is better to explore the parts and components of your car. EVs also have simple single-speed gearboxes that are sealed and shouldn't require any maintenance throughout their life. However, it's also essential to remember that EVs have several high-voltage components that must only be worked on by an appropriately trained technician.
2. Find your local free charge points
Free charge points will not be around forever. Finding the nearest and incorporating charging stations into your lifestyle will be best. You might also want to check and download an app like the Zap-Map to find your nearest free charging point. And since you need to be familiarized with your car, it's also worth exploring your EV's app. Car manufacturers generally have EV-specific apps now with some useful features.
3. Battery and Range
Now that you are familiar with the charge points around your area, it is also essential to be knowledgeable about your batter and how far you can go in one full charge. Lithium-ion batteries work best between 30% and 90% of their capacity. For prolonged and happy life, try to keep your electric vehicle charging within this range.
Many new electric vehicles have ranges of almost 300 miles – some far exceed this now. However, if you're driving an EV with a shorter range, you may want to think about how to maximize your car's range. The 12-volt battery that powers the car's alarm, infotainment, locking systems and other items are likely to have a three to five-year lifespan, so it's worth getting them checked regularly.
4. Join the local EV community
Now that our generation is so techy, most EV brands/companies have a forum where you can seek advice from drivers of the same car. While planning routes may require a slight shift in mindset after years of driving a petrol or diesel car, most EV drivers quickly get used to it. The best advice here is to seek answers to your questions in the social media group you joined.
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