Few Tips Every New EV Owner Should Know

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1. Remember: Don’t over charge or just let it go flat
Between 30% and 90% of their capacity, lithium-ion batteries perform best. When feasible, keep your electric vehicle charging within this range for a long and happy life. The 12-volt battery that powers the car's alarm, entertainment, locking systems, and other systems has a three- to five-year life expectancy, so it's worth checking it out on a frequent basis. If you suspect this battery is failing, have it checked by a mechanic or a car accessory shop so you can replace it before it fails and leaves you without a vehicle. The main battery pack that powers the engine should last significantly longer. Indeed, we've heard of numerous electric vehicles that are still running after ten years and 100,000 kilometers. However, certain cells will decay over time and will need to be replaced, just like any other battery.

Most automobile manufacturers offer an eight-year warranty on electric vehicle battery packs, and will replace them for free if they lose 70 to 75 percent of their original capacity during that period. If you own an older electric vehicle and are concerned about battery degradation, you can have your local dealership inspect each bank of cells for damage. Rather than replacing the entire battery pack, specific portions of it can easily be removed and replaced to reduce the overall cost.

2. Fluids and windscreen wipers
Air is used in certain EVs to keep the primary battery pack cool, although liquid is used in the majority. Because the liquid is likely to be contained in a sealed chamber, it should only be inspected by a technician with experience working with high-voltage systems.

3. Brake and windscreen washer fluids
Windscreen washer fluid reservoirs are found in electric vehicles and may be monitored and topped up by their owners. To ensure that it doesn't freeze in sub-zero weather, we recommend using a mixture that includes some antifreeze. Windscreen wipers that have become worn are a common MOT fail item, so check their condition on a regular basis and replace them if they begin to degrade or leave smears or streaks on the screen.

4. Always remember, heat is not your car's friend
Hot weather, particularly charging in hot weather, might shorten the life of your battery. So, if at all possible, keep the battery cool and charge it away from direct sunlight.

5. All that you need to know about tyres
It's a good idea to check your car's tyres every week for tread wear and sidewall damage. You can avoid a roadside breakdown by spotting a nick in the rubber or a nail in the tread before it turns into a puncture. It will also save you money because the tyre will only need to be mended rather than replaced. This is essential when it comes to electric vehicle tyres because they can be much more expensive to replace than traditional tyres. The cost of a tyre varies depending on how many are produced; tyres that are used on a variety of car models are likely to be less expensive than those that are only used on a few specialty vehicles. Low rolling resistance tyres are used in electric vehicles. These are more cost-effective and wear down more slowly than conventional tyres, but they might be expensive to replace.

6. Make sure you are topped up while travelling
If you're going on vacation and leaving your car at home, ensure the battery is at least 90% charged. Every day you're gone, you'll lose power. So, if you need to get some milk, make sure you're not caught off guard when you return!

7. Get smart with your charging  
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Overall, owning an EV is a terrific thing for the environment and your tech reputation, so enjoy it!



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