Top Tips for driving an Electric Car

20 April 2022

Whether you’re already driving an electric vehicle or you’re thinking about making the switch, it’s important to know a few golden rules to ensure you make the most out of your EV.

Driving an electric vehicle is an entirely different experience compared to driving petrol or diesel cars with an internal combustion engine (ICE). Since EVs have fewer mechanical parts, they don’t require maintenance and servicing as frequently as needed for petrol and diesel cars. In addition, public EV chargepoints are essential things to consider during any journey with your electric vehicle.

In this blog, we’ve rounded up the key tips & tricks to get the most out of your vehicle and enjoy all the benefits that an EV brings:

1. Don’t use EV charging points as parking spots

The public charging infrastructure is still being developed and as such, it’s important to be considerate and respect others. Never unplug other driver’s EV and don’t treat the charge points as a parking spot.

Most of the charging points are placed strategically across popular destinations to allow as many people to charge their EV seamlessly, hence why it’s important to consider others when charging in public.

2. Look after your battery

Temperature plays a big role in the battery life of your EV, therefore, extreme temperatures can degrade your vehicle’s battery on the long-term. It is recommended to park your EV in a garage or a sheltered location to avoid the freezing or burning temperatures throughout the year.

If you’re getting ready for a road trip, it’s indicated to not leave with a low battery as that can affect your driving range. On the other hand, charging your battery to 100% every time can damage it, hence why you should avoid that in order to preserve the battery capacity.

3. Plan ahead

Travelling to longer distances with your EV might seem like a challenge at first, but it doesn’t have to be – planning ahead is the solution to that. Make use of the services map and plan your route in advance to identify what charging points are on your route and when you can make stops along the way. As of 1 January 2022, there were 28,375 public electric vehicle charging devices available in the UK, therefore, you can rest assured you won’t get stuck looking for a charging point.

Are you ready to upgrade to electric vehicles and be more eco-conscious?

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Find out more about the key benefits of EVs here or alternatively, get in touch with our experts today and let’s discuss your needs.