Important tips to preserve the life and range of your electric car battery during hot weather

2023-07-30 2023-07-30T13:40:56Z
سنان خلف
سنان خلف
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Weather of Arabia - Sinan Khalaf - High temperatures are a constant source of concern for owners of electric cars . in the highest possible efficiency.

 

But how can the electric car battery power be preserved and reach the highest possible efficiency?

 

  • Avoid fast charging during hot weather

 

It is known that fast electric currents raise the temperature , and this temperature increases automatically with an increase in the ambient temperature, which negatively affects the performance of the battery and reduces its range and lifespan.

 

  • Use the precondition function

All EVs have a smart feature, the 'precharge button'. EV presetting greatly helps you plan ahead for extreme weather conditions and ensures your EV is running at the optimum temperature when you are ready to hit the road.

It also regulates the interior temperature of the electric vehicle to an optimal level, no matter how hot or cold it is outside.

 

Simply enter the weather forecast into the car's mobile app, and the interior temperature will change accordingly, and if the electric vehicle is pre-charged, the battery temperature will also adapt to temperature changes thanks to this feature, so the car runs smoothly and extends battery life, despite the conditions. external air.

 

  • Covering the electric car and not leaving it under direct sunlight

A simple step that can contribute to greatly reducing the potential negative effects of hot weather on electric vehicles, which is not to line them up in direct sunlight, or to cover them with a suitable cover that protects them from the heat of the weather.

 

  • Charging the electric car battery from 30% to 80%

 

All electric car manufacturers recommend charging the car battery at rates of no less than 30% and no more than 80%.

 

  • Using apps increases battery temperature and reduces battery life

Have you ever noticed that when you open certain apps on your mobile phone the device gets hot? Electric car batteries work in a similar way, the more processes running in the background on an electric car, the hotter the battery.
And if you drive in a hot climate, it might make sense to close some of these third-party apps unless they're important. Gaming apps, text messaging services, and music streaming services are just some of the features that can be turned off, to extend your car's battery life.

 

  • Leave the electric vehicle running

Electric cars are smart cars, they can interpret the commands you give them, alert you to problems, and adapt to a variety of situations, and the climate control system is another proof of their intelligence.

When an electric vehicle is plugged into a socket, these systems are automatically used to regulate the temperature of the battery and use electricity directly from the socket, which is slightly different from the preset. Despite the initial work thanks to your own input, the temperature control system works automatically, and is activated when needed.

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.
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