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Electric vehicles (EVs) are on the rise as they become more accessible, but before you transition to electric, it’s important to understand the best ways to maximise your EVs performance and efficiency. While EVs offer plenty of benefits, there are strategies to be aware of that can help to make the most of your electric driving experience. 

Weather Adaptability: 

  • Extreme temperatures, both hot and cold, could affect an EV’s range and battery performance. 
  • Utilise climate control features efficiently, pre-condition your vehicle while connected to a charging station, and take advantage of mobile apps to adjust temperature settings remotely.
  • Parking in cool spaces that avoid the intense Australian sun can help to extend your EV’s battery life. 

Managing Range & Driving Habits: 

  • Develop efficient driving techniques such as regenerative braking, smooth acceleration, and maintaining a consistent speed to maximise your EV’s range.
  • Make use of advanced features and tools, such as eco-driving modes and energy consumption displays, to optimise your driving style.
  • Stay informed about the available charging infrastructure along your planned routes to avoid range anxiety and plan for necessary charging stops.

Vehicle Maintenance: 

  • Schedule regular maintenance checks to ensure your EV’s components, such as the battery, are in optimal condition.
  • Keep tires properly inflated, as tire pressure can impact range and efficiency.
  • Follow manufacturer recommendations for battery care and maintenance, including temperature management and charging habits.

Charging Infrastructure & Strategy:

  • Familiarise yourself with the different types of charging options available, including home charging, workplace charging, and public charging stations.
  • Optimise your charging routine by planning ahead, taking advantage of off-peak electricity rates, and utilising smart charging features to minimise costs and maximise convenience.
  • Understand the charging speed and compatibility of your vehicle to make informed decisions when selecting charging stations.

Parking Considerations

  • Explore options for EV parking at home, including installing a dedicated home charging station or utilising a shared charging infrastructure in your community.
  • Take advantage of workplace charging programs if available, ensuring your EV is fully charged during the day.
  • Research public charging stations near popular destinations or along your regular routes, providing peace of mind for longer trips.

By implementing these practical tips, you can enhance your overall EV experience and fully maximise the benefits of electric driving. Learn more about our EVX Polecharger designed specifically for Australia for local governments and councils via our solutions page