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Top tips to make the most of your EV range

As electric vehicles (EVs) continue to gain popularity, one of the main concerns for owners remains maximising the range of their vehicles. While EV technology continues to advance, improving battery efficiency and range, there are still some steps you can take to ensure you get the most out of every charge. Whether you've been driving an electric vehicle for some time or are new to the electric vehicle scene, here are the top tips to help you make the most out of your EV range and driving experience.

Drive Efficiently: The way you drive plays a crucial role with regards to your vehicle’s range. Adopting eco-friendly driving habits, such as avoiding sudden acceleration or heavy breaking, can significantly extend your EV's range. By driving efficiency you save energy and make the most out of every mile.  

Monitor Tyre Pressure: Tyre maintenance is crucial to optimise your range. Keep your tyres inflated to the manufacturer's recommended levels in order to reduce rolling resistance and improve efficiency. And don’t forget to regularly check your tyres’ pressure, especially before long trips, as underinflated tyres can significantly decrease your range.

Limit Use of Heating and A/C: While it’s tempting to ramp up the heating or A/C for comfort, both these systems can put a strain on your EV's battery and decrease its range. Use these systems only when needed, to minimise energy consumption.

Minimise Weight: Excess weight can have a detrimental effect on your EV’s efficiency and drain your battery more quickly. Remove any unnecessary items from your vehicle, such as heavy roof racks, to reduce weight and aerodynamic drag, thus preserving energy and extending your range.

Charge Strategically: Be strategic about when and where you charge your EV to maximise range and minimise charging time. Take advantage of off-peak charging rates and plan charging stops at convenient locations along your route. Many electric vehicles these days also come with features or apps that can help you locate nearby charging stations.

By implementing these top tips into your driving routine, you can effectively make the most of your vehicle’s range and enjoy a more efficient and enjoyable driving experience. Whether you’re commuting to work, running errands, or embarking on a road trip, implementing these strategies can not only help your electric vehicle, but it will also reduce to a reduction in environmental footprint. With a combination of careful planning, eco-friendly driving habits, and smart use of technology, you can make the most of your electric car’s capabilities while enjoying the benefits of emission-free driving for the years to come.


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Written by Lucrezia | 2 min read
22 Feb 2024