Warning to electric car owners to avoid battery damage in their vehicles – don’t get caught
Electric car drivers have been warned about battery damage in their vehicles.
With cold temperatures affecting electric car battery life, drivers should take extra care of their vehicles this winter.
Car experts have shared tips on how drivers should care for their electric cars to optimize battery life, improve range and save time.
It can be tempting to keep a car’s interior temperature too high, especially on long drives in the colder months.
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However, this can damage the battery.
Running the car heater over the winter affects the battery and its range.
Motorists should try to turn the heater down to a lower temperature or just use seat heaters instead of the whole car.
In winter, the electric vehicle battery gets much colder, falling below the optimal temperature required for operation.
Car experts say keeping batteries as warm as possible helps preserve their lifespan.
It’s a good idea to leave your vehicle in a garage or under a car cover to retain as much heat as possible.
And EVs take longer to charge in winter when temperatures drop.
Brits are advised to prepare for longer charging times and consider overnight charging.
Finally, driving as quietly as possible in an electric vehicle in winter helps to optimize battery life.
Drivers should avoid hard braking and acceleration to help the battery last longer.
Tim Alcock from LeaseElectricCar.co.uk commented The daily express: “Anyone of us who owns an electric car knows how difficult it is to get the most out of your vehicle when it is really cold and the batteries have a correspondingly reduced range.
“This makes it difficult to plan long trips, as you have to stop several times along the way to charge the battery.
“But there are several things you can do to extend the battery’s range over the winter and ensure it stays as warm as possible.
“Parking your EV in a garage or under a car cover will help retain some of the heat, and keep in mind that the battery will take longer to reach optimal temperature.”
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