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16 Aug 2022

10 Quick Tips on Owning an Electric Vehicle

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10 Quick Tips on Owning an Electric Vehicle

 

The new incarnation of the automobile industry is electric vehicles. Because electric cars have lesser mechanical parts to maintain, they have lower operational costs, and they are also very ecologically friendly because they use almost no fossil energy (petrol or diesel). 

 

While lead-acid or nickel-metal hydride batteries were used in certain EVs, lithium-ion batteries are currently the industry standard for modern battery cars since they last longer and store energy better. When combined with power generation, an electric car generates no tailpipe emissions in full-electric mode, considerably reducing emissions of greenhouse gas.

 

In a nutshell, here are some tips for owning an electric car

If you're planning to buy an electric vehicle, these are the top ten things to think about before buying an electric car. 

 

1. Take a look at the costs 

The pricing will be the primary factor in determining the EV that you are going to buy. Today’s EVs are much more expensive than conventional IC engine cars. Also, the pricing varies across different OEMs. You have to be clear with the services and features that you need in your dream car and buy the best one for you.

 

2. Verify the vehicle's guarantee or warranty

Almost every firm provides a guarantee and warranty with its prototype, and in the case of electric cars, the same is provided for a minimum of one year and a maximum of five years to the client. You must purchase a car that comes with a valid warranty and guarantee.

 

Electric Car 

Warranty Periods 

Hyundai Kona

10 Year Warranty  

Nissan Leaf EV

8 Year Warranty

Tata Tigor EV

8 Year Warranty 

Mercedes-Benz EQC

8 Year Warranty 

Jaguar I-Pace

8 Year Warranty 

Tata Nexon EV

8 Year Warranty

 

3. Take a test drive

The absence of noise is the first thing you'll notice, as is how even the slowest EVs rocket away from a stop like they've been dropped from a great height. Regenerative braking systems are standard on almost all-electric vehicles, and they capture the energy that would otherwise be lost as you slow down. And this is how you will know if you are making the right choice or not.

 

4. Bring a portable electric vehicle charger with you

It's a good idea to have a portable charger in the car for longer trips, in case of emergencies. You can charge three times faster with a 240-volt outlet than with a Level 1 cable set. This is essential because it removes the requirement to rush and draw the car to the charging station, as well as the need to install a second charger.

 

5: Recognize technical advances. 

It's not unusual for a vehicle to come with its own smartphone app these days. The best of these apps allow you to schedule charging to take advantage of cheap energy prices, aid with trip planning (for example, if you need to charge midway through a lengthy drive) and offer you total control over the air conditioning.

 

6. Look into the electric vehicle charging facilities in your area.

Electric vehicle charging facilities can be found on nearly every corner in some regions of the country, while others have none. You'll need to look into your local auto charging infrastructure if you wish to charge away from home.

 

7. Take consultation from the experts

It is essential to understand your requirements and select an EV that meets your expectations. You can get the help of some subject mater experts to understand the specifications of the EV. It would be tiring when you drive a car with lower power when compared to your requirements.

 

tips before buying electric vehicle

 

8. Maintain it on a regular basis. 

Despite the fact that electric automobiles require significantly less maintenance than gasoline-powered vehicles, some basic upkeep is still required. Ensure adequate tyre pressure, regularly replace the air filter, and keep an eye on fluid levels. 

9 During the winter, pay extra attention to battery life. 

Keeping an eye on your power is especially important during the colder months. The battery is unable to work as effectively in cold weather as compared to hot weather because it requires more heat in the winter season. Switching to Eco Mode and preconditioning the battery before driving is two helpful strategies to cope with these problems.

 

10.Get the most out of regenerative braking. 

Regenerative braking systems in electric vehicles aid in the preservation of charge by recapturing a significant percentage of the energy lost when you slow down. This can be a substantial gain for driving range depending on driving circumstances and the size of your car. 

 

Find Out More About Electric Vehicles

 

Qualified professionals with a full understanding of electric cars and their components are in high demand as a result of the fast change in the automobile industry from gasoline engines to electric mobility. A number of institutions are now offering electric vehicle courses, such as electric vehicle design courses, electric car design courses, and other courses to help engineers to get into the EV industry.

 

Numerous institutions offer online certificate programmes in electric car technology, allowing you to learn more about electric cars. Several colleges offer online certificate programmes in electric car technologies that allow you to study the relevance of electric vehicles, consumer demands, battery-saving solutions, and the electric vehicle ecosystem rapidly. 

 

Enrolling in these courses will open the door to future opportunities in the EV industry. By 2030, the EV industry is expected to generate one crore direct jobs, according to the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, and we may anticipate that this will result in the creation of about five crore indirect jobs.

 

Bottomline

Unlike gasoline engines, electric motors provide maximal torque from a complete stop, eliminating the power building necessary by combustion engines. The handling of electric automobiles is much easier than compared to a conventional vehicle. Most electric cars include a battery pack in the middle that lowers the vehicle's centre of gravity, resulting in improved weight distribution and stability, as well as smoother handling that lessens the risk of a rollover. You can enrol in a Post Graduate Program in Electric Vehicle Design & Development offered by Skill-Lync to learn more about EVs. By 2030, electric car sales will have surpassed those of gasoline-powered vehicles. Electric vehicles are better for a sustainable environment and will be cost-effective.

 


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