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How To Be a Better Electric Car Driver

Electric cars are becoming increasingly popular, and for good reason. They are environmentally friendly, energy-efficient, and quiet. But driving an electric car is different from driving a traditional gasoline-powered vehicle. Even if you have been driving for may years, there are things you need to know about the new EVs.

We provide a wide range of EVs in our Envoy fleet to fit a variety of lifestyles. All of our properties and their residents are very different and each needs a ride that fits their life. Here are some quick tips on how to become a better electric car driver.

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Plan your routes

One of the biggest concerns with electric cars is range anxiety. To avoid this, plan your routes carefully. Use a mapping app that can show you charging stations along the way. Be aware of the distance you can travel on a single charge, and plan accordingly. Envoy members have the flexibility to book their car overnight so road trips can be planned when you need to get away.

Accelerate smoothly

Electric cars are known for their quick acceleration, but this can also be a disadvantage if you're not careful. Smooth and gradual acceleration will help you conserve energy and extend your range.

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Use regenerative braking

Most electric cars have regenerative braking, which converts some of the energy lost during braking back into usable energy. This can help you save energy and extend your range. Use the regenerative braking feature whenever possible.

Monitor your battery

Keeping an eye on your battery level is important when driving an electric car. Make sure to check your battery level before setting out on a long journey, and be aware of how much energy you're using at all times. Most electric cars have a dashboard display that shows you your current battery level and estimated range.

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Charge responsibly

When you need to charge your electric car, make sure to do so responsibly. Use charging stations that are compatible with your vehicle, and be aware of the charging rate. Don't leave your car plugged in for longer than necessary, as this can damage the battery.

Interesting facts about electric cars. Check out our comparison of gas vs EV charging.

Electric cars are not only environmentally friendly, but they also have some fascinating features. The real deal is that electric cars can fit into your lifestyle and help you lead a better life.

Driving an electric car is a rewarding experience, but it requires some adjustments to your driving habits. Planning your routes, accelerating smoothly, using regenerative braking, monitoring your battery, and charging responsibly are all essential for becoming a better electric car driver. And with the growing popularity of electric cars and their impressive features, there has never been a better time to make the switch.


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