The electric car revolution is on! Electric cars are fun, stylish and eco-friendly. There are a few things that make them different from your traditional car but it is easy for drivers of all ages to learn. Here is a quick start guide to drive an electric car.
Driving an electric car is similar to driving a gasoline-powered car, but there are a few key differences to keep in mind. :
How to start the car
To start an electric car, simply press the "Power" button, just like you would in a gasoline-powered car. There is no need to start the car with a key. Here is a guide to the cars in the Envoy fleet.
How to accelerate (go faster)
To accelerate an electric car, press the accelerator pedal. Most electric cars have instant torque, which means they can accelerate quickly from a stop.
How to brake
To brake an electric car, press the brake pedal. Some electric cars have regenerative braking, which means that the electric motor acts as a generator to convert kinetic energy into electricity and recharge the battery when you brake or decelerate. This can take some getting used to, as the brake pedal may feel different than in a gasoline-powered car.
How to change gears
Most electric cars have a single-speed transmission, so you don't have to worry about shifting gears.
How to charge and understand range
One important consideration when driving an electric car is the range, or the distance the car can travel on a single charge. To extend the range, try to drive efficiently by avoiding rapid acceleration and braking, and using the car's regenerative braking feature. When it's time to charge the car, you can either plug it into a charging station or into a regular household outlet using a portable charging cable.
Electric cars may have slight differences in regards to where you access controls or buttons, so remember to consult the owners manual for your specific vehicle before you take it on the road. Overall, driving an electric car is a fun and rewarding experience. It can save you money on fuel and reduce your carbon footprint, and many electric cars offer a smooth and quiet ride.
At Envoy Technologies, we only provide all electric vehicles onsite as an exclusive amenity to apartment complexes, offices, and hotels. These vehicles are washed and maintained regularly, include insurance, and charging is completely free onsite.
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To find out more about the range of vehicles offered in our fleet, check out our Fleet page