Say no to high temperatures – Don’t park in super-hot areas. Especially if your EV has an automatic temperature regulation system, it will needlessly drain your batteries. Always try to park in areas with shade or if you must park it in a hot area, try and plug it in so that the thermal management system only uses grid power instead of your batteries.
Try not to charge up to 100% all the time – Yes, a full charge will give you the maximum operation time, but it might not be the best thing for the overall life span of your batteries. If you can get your daily commute done with a 75-80% charge, don’t charge the car completely.
Fast charging is great? – Fast charging is super convenient. It really is. It can be a lifesaver sometimes. But it also takes a toll on the batteries as it pushes in a lot of current in a very short period and strains the batteries. So standard charge whenever possible. Eight years of standard charging will give you around 10% more battery life compared to eight years of fast charging.
Timed charging is a great option – Don’t leave your EV with 0% or 100% charge. The battery will struggle to keep its state of charge when you’re away. So time the charging in such a way that you’re not leaving your vehicle in a charged state for too long.
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