July 16, 2024

Neomi Masuyama

Sustainable Automotive

5 Tips For Improving EV Performance

Introduction

If you’ve ever considered buying an electric vehicle (EV), then you may have wondered if your car will live up to the hype. I know I did! The thought of driving around in a silent, efficient machine that doesn’t produce any tailpipe emissions was tantalizing for me, but it also raised some basic questions about how EVs perform and maintain themselves. After all, an EV has its own set of maintenance needs—and one that may be different from what you’re used to if you currently drive a conventional gas-powered car or even an older-style hybrid vehicle like mine. Here are five tips for keeping your new EV running optimally:

Inspect Your Battery

If you’re like most people, your electric vehicle (EV) has become a part of your daily life. It’s not just something you use to get from point A to point B–it’s also how you get groceries and pick up the kids from school. In fact, some people drive their EVs as much as they do their gasoline-powered cars! But if there are any problems with their battery packs, those drivers may find themselves in trouble very quickly.

The best way to avoid this scenario is by taking care of your EV’s battery pack on a regular basis so that it lasts for years instead of months or even weeks before needing replacement or repair work done on it. Here are five tips for doing just that:

  • Inspect Your Battery Pack Regularly: Inspecting an EV requires checking everything from its tires and brakes down through its wiring harnesses–and yes…even inspecting its batteries! You’ll want these inspections done at least once per month (more often if possible), but don’t forget about them during winter months either since extreme weather conditions can cause electrical failures within minutes if left unchecked.”

Update Your Charger

You’ll want to make sure your charger is up-to-date. The charger included with your EV is a great start, but there are many other options out there that can be more efficient and faster. Charging speed is important for both fast charging and long distance driving.

Keep Your Vehicle Dry

Keeping your car dry is one of the easiest ways to keep it running at its best. Water and moisture can corrode the battery, charging system and other electrical components. This will lead to reduced performance, which means you’ll have less power available when driving.

Keep your car dry by storing it in a garage or parking structure when not in use. If you have no choice but to leave your vehicle outside overnight, make sure that there are no puddles on the ground before parking–this will help prevent moisture from seeping into sensitive areas where corrosion could occur later on down the road

Avoid Deep Discharges

One of the most important things to know about EV batteries is that they can be damaged by deep discharges. A deep discharge occurs when you use up all of the energy in your battery and leave it uncharged for an extended period of time. This can happen if you leave your car idle for a few days or weeks, or if you run out of power while driving (although this should generally never happen).

If you do need to discharge your EV’s battery, try doing so gradually over several hours rather than letting it run out completely at once. Additionally, make sure to charge your vehicle before taking long trips so that it doesn’t run out on the road!

Keep the Car Running and Charging

A car’s battery is a delicate machine that needs to be handled with care. You should never leave your EV unattended while it’s charging and make sure that the vehicle is running when plugged in. The engine keeps the battery cool, so you’ll want to keep it running even if you’re just charging for a few minutes at home or work.

If you need some extra juice on the go, try not to charge from an outlet that is connected directly into an electrical line such as those found in public parking lots or restaurants (this could cause damage). Instead, look for dedicated stations where electricity has been specifically allocated for charging purposes only–these tend not to overload circuits like those found at malls do!

EVs have their own set of maintenance needs, but you can keep your EV running like new by following these simple tips.

EVs have their own set of maintenance needs, but you can keep your EV running like new by following these simple tips.

  • Check the battery and charge port regularly. The battery should be inspected for corrosion, cracks or leaks at least once a month. If any of these issues are found during inspection, contact your local dealer immediately to have them addressed before they become more serious problems that could damage the vehicle’s electrical systems or even cause an accident on the road.
  • Use only approved accessories when charging your car at home or away from home (e..g., public charging stations).

Conclusion

You don’t have to be an electric vehicle pro to keep your EV running smoothly. By following these simple tips and keeping up with regular maintenance, you can ensure that your car is running at peak performance.