When you follow the right maintenance schedule, an EV battery can last for many years or longer. In addition, knowing how to get the most out of your EV battery will help prevent breaking down or buying a new battery sooner.
Here are the 5 tips to extend the life of your EV battery:
1. Watch Your Speed
Depending on the flow of traffic, try to drive slower to help you conserve energy used from your battery.
2. Stop Charging to the Maximum
Did you know it’s best to charge your battery to around 80% rather than getting a full charge? This allows space for regenerative braking that can convert kinetic energy into usable energy.
3. Park in the Shade
You should avoid parking in the hot sun. So try to park your electric vehicle in the shade. This will help keep the car cooler inside, prevent the thermal management system from running, or prevent your battery from overheating and draining your battery charge.
4. Stop Quick Charging
Quick charging might seem like a great way to get a charge fast, but did you know it’ll decrease your battery life down? Say you charge with a normal charge for 5 years, your battery might show at least 80% left in it. However, quick charging will decrease your battery life down to approximately 70% or lower.
5. Time Your Charge
Most owners plug their EV battery in at night. It’s an ideal time to charge so the battery can charge while you sleep, but you need to make sure your charge time isn’t too long. Therefore, you need to watch the time it charges. However, if your charger has a time, you should set it to turn off at least an hour or two before you plan to leave your house.
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