Whether you’re planning a longer journey or you’re going to meet a customer, it’s important you plan your route before leaving. This is especially true if you’re travelling in a solely electric vehicle, as you may have to recharge the battery along the way. Make sure you check for Rapid Charging points along the way.
USE ECONOMY MODE WHERE POSSIBLE
If your vehicles have an economy mode, then it’s worth using this setting if your drivers frequent urban areas (including larger towns and cities) as this can improve your range by up to 10%. However, we wouldn’t advise using this setting on dual carriageways or motorways, you’ll still need to be responsive and will need greater acceleration in an emergency.
KEEP YOUR BATTERIES CHARGED
If your vehicle is a PHEV, this ensures that your vehicle uses as much electricity and as little petrol as possible. This saves you both fuel and money in the long run. For both PHEVs and EVs, it also helps to maximise the driving range of the vehicle. If you’re worried about the battery degrading if you plug it in whilst it’s partially empty, don’t be, this degradation won’t happen.
AVOID HARD BRAKING
Where possible, try to anticipate the stopping distance and gradually apply the brakes. This means that the vehicle (when applicable) will engage the regenerative braking system, turning your forward motion energy into stored electricity.
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