When it comes to our electric cars, we’re often hindered by one number, and that’s the range of the vehicle. The range is how far the manufacturers say that the vehicle can go before it needs a refuel and a recharge. However, there are things that you can do to get the most from a vehicle, regardless of range, and we’re going to be looking at them here.
Use Different Driving Modes
Nearly all electric cars which have been designed in recent times have smarter driving modes available for you than their old-fashioned counterparts. These driving options have all been designed to make your life easier and to get the most from your electric car. Whether it’s turning the acceleration down slightly to maximise your range, or altering the regenerative braking to best capture more energy, modern vehicles have a lot of ways to be helpful.
Don’t Floor It So Much
A lot of people all share the same trait, and that is that they’re all aggressive on the roads. People find that they often have to be more aggressive while they’re driving to get to places on time. It’s almost become a society of road aggression, but that doesn’t mean that you have to take part in it. Flooring the accelerator for half an hour only saves you a minute or two, so you’d be better off gradually accelerating from one place to another. Not only will this save you the recharge costs, but it won’t wear down your engine as quickly.
Maintain Your Vehicle
It may surprise you, but a lot of the maintenance which keeps your electric car in good condition doesn’t require a mechanic. You can do a lot of what you need to have maintained for yourself. Your air filters, tire pressure and fluid levels are all things that anyone can repair with the right set of instructions, and they help to give you the best possible range of your electric vehicle.
Drop Excess Weight
One thing that will help to keep the range of your electric vehicle high is to reduce the weight you carry. Obviously, the more weight you have, the harder the vehicle has to work to keep moving. Removing things which are not required for the vehicle and are just excess will help to keep it lighter and thus keep your mileage down.
Overall, these are just a few of the different kinds of things you could take into consideration to bring the mileage of your electric car up to its highest possible level. We all know that trying to keep your range up is a challenging task, which is why you need to plan in order to get the best possible result. By following these steps, and learning a little about your vehicle, you can hopefully get the most from it and keep on driving without worry for what’ll happen.