How to best drive an electric car?
I'm buying my first EV, and I'd love some tips on how to best drive an electric car?
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Congratulations on your first EV. The best way to drive an electric car is to be mindful.
It can be strange driving an electric car at first.
Most people find themselves with one eye on the road and the other on the charge gauge. They call it range anxiety—the constant worry of running out of battery power. However, with a bit of mindfulness regarding how you spend the car’s energy, you can ease your fears.
How to best drive an electric car in 10 steps:
- Drive smoothly
- Slow down
- Use regenerative braking
- Go easy on the heat
- Use the AC sparingly
- Maintain your tires
- Travel lightly—don’t weigh down the vehicle
- Plan your routes efficiently
- Charge strategically
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