What factors influence range?
The two factors that affect your range the most are your speed and your acceleration. To become an electric pro, follow this advice and get some serious range.
- Avoid harsh braking
- Turn off Sport Mode when you don’t need it
- Drive at a moderate speed and avoid unnecessary acceleration
- When motorway driving, follow a vehicle that drives consistently, like a lorry, at a safe distance
- When planning your route, try to avoid large, steep hills
What You Carry
The more weight you add to your journey, the more charge you’ll use.
- Remove accessories you don’t use
- Make sure there’s no unneeded stuff on the back seats or in the boot
- If you’re not using your roof rack, take it off. It’s a real drag
Your Tyre Pressure
Making sure your tyres are at the right pressure will really help you go far. Flatter tyres burn up energy and decrease the distance you can cover with a full charge.
Check your tyre pressure at least once a month and before long journeys. You’ll find the recommended pressure in your vehicle’s handbook.
If they’re low, head to your nearest service station and top-up to the recommended levels.