Do electric cars use more battery at higher speeds?

I'm a new electric car owner, and I'm doing some light research on how to maximize my range. Will electric cars use more battery power at higher speeds?

Chanice Boyd · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
We have plenty of tips on how to get the most out of your EV. Tip #1: driving your electric car at high speeds will use more battery power.
It’s true! The faster you go, the more energy your vehicle consumes. Though fast acceleration is fun, keeping it to a minimum will keep your consumption levels low. The simple solution is to adjust your driving style.
Check your manual to find the recommended speed level to optimize the battery performance of your
electric car.
Here are some more tips on how to preserve your battery:
  • Use regenerative braking
  • Manage heating and cooling
  • Choose a route that minimizes power requirement
  • Watch your speed
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