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As winter settles in and temperatures drop, electric vehicle (EV) owners may face some unique challenges when it comes to keeping their cars running smoothly. From decreased battery efficiency to slower charging times, cold weather can impact the performance of EVs. However, with the right preparation and precautions, you can ensure that your EV stays on the road even when the mercury dips. Here are five cold weather tips for EVs:

  1. Preheat Your Battery: Just like warming up your car’s engine on a cold morning, preheating your EV’s battery can help improve its performance in chilly temperatures. Many EVs come equipped with preheating functions that allow you to warm up the battery before hitting the road. Take advantage of this feature to optimise your EV’s range and efficiency in the cold.
  2. Keep Your EV Plugged In: Our EVX Polecharger is designed for AC charging and ideal for topping up your battery over longer periods of time while you’re parked, whether it’s at home, work, or running errands. This ensures that your EV is always ready to take on the chilly winter roads with optimal performance.
  3. Monitor Your Range: Cold weather can significantly impact your EV’s range, so it’s essential to keep an eye on your battery level, especially on longer trips. Plan your route accordingly, and be prepared to make stops at charging stations along the way if needed. Apps like EVX Driver’s App can help you find nearby charging stations and plan your journey with confidence.
  4. Be Mindful of Regenerative Braking: Regenerative braking, which captures energy from braking and converts it into electricity to recharge the battery, may not work as efficiently in cold weather. Be mindful of this when driving your EV in winter conditions, and adjust your driving style accordingly to maximise efficiency and range.
  5. Embrace the EV Lifestyle: Winter may bring its challenges, but with the right mindset and support from us, you can embrace the EV lifestyle all year round. From eco-friendly driving tips to convenient charging solutions, we are here to help you make the most of your electric vehicle, no matter the season. 

By following these cold weather tips, you can ensure that your EV stays charged and ready to go no matter how chilly it gets outside. And with solutions like the EVX Polecharger, charging your EV in cold weather has never been more convenient. Stay warm, stay charged, and happy driving!

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