July 25, 2024

Eusebio Lindert

Intelligent Transportation Tech

10 Tips to Improve the Performance of Your Electric Car


Electric vehicles are great for the environment, but that doesn’t mean they’re perfect. The batteries in electric cars have a limited lifespan, and while they don’t require oil changes or tune-ups like traditional internal combustion engines do, they still require regular maintenance to ensure they stay in good condition. Here are 10 tips that will help you keep your electric car running smoothly and performance-wise at peak levels:

Your electric car may be able to perform better if you follow these tips.

  • Do not charge your electric car overnight, or at least not for more than 8 hours. If you leave the car plugged in for too long, it will overheat and damage the battery pack. Also, avoid charging it during extreme temperatures or in direct sunlight–this can also cause damage to your battery pack.
  • Avoid using high-voltage outlets if possible; instead opt for low-voltage ones that are rated at 16 amps or less (the higher voltage will increase wear on your vehicle’s motor).

More frequent charging is required than for a traditional internal combustion engine vehicle.

You may have heard that electric vehicles (EVs) require fewer maintenance costs than traditional internal combustion engine vehicles. This is true, but there are some downsides to consider:

  • The batteries in EVs have a shorter life than those in ICEVs. While this is not necessarily bad news for the environment–it means less waste–it does mean you’ll need to replace your battery sooner than if you’d bought an ICEV. And replacing an EV battery can cost thousands of dollars (depending on how old your car is).
  • EVs require more frequent charging than ICEVs do because they have higher energy densities and so use up their stored electricity faster when driving around town or on long trips.*

Charge your car only when it’s necessary.

The first thing you should do is charge your car only when it’s necessary. That means charging at night, not when convenient or even just because you have a few minutes to kill. It also means that if your home has an electrician and enough power capacity, installing an EV charger in the garage is cheaper than paying for gas–and much cheaper than buying gas at all.

But charging at home isn’t always possible for everyone: Some people don’t have garages or backyards where they can install chargers; others live in apartments and condos with shared parking spaces; still others may just prefer not being tethered by cables while driving around town (or any time). If this sounds like something that might apply to you, there are other options available–options that could save both time and money over time by allowing drivers who don’t live in homes with EV infrastructure installed get access without having their cars plugged into an outlet overnight every night while they sleep!

Charging the battery at a higher rate increases stress on your battery and can reduce its life.

Charging the battery at a higher rate increases stress on your battery and can reduce its life.

I know that sounds counterintuitive, but it’s true. Charging your car at a faster rate means that more energy is being pumped into the battery in less time, which puts more strain on both the cells inside and their connecting wires. The result? You get less miles per charge out of your electric vehicle (EV) because those miles will be accompanied by accelerated degradation of its components–and possibly even an early death if you’re not careful!

You’re better off charging at home than stopping every few hours for fast-charging stations along highways or freeways.

Do not leave your car unplugged after charging.

While it may be tempting to leave your car unplugged after charging, this is not recommended. Leaving the battery in a partially charged state can damage it, causing the battery to overheat and even catch fire. If you want to leave your car unplugged, make sure that it is turned off and not plugged in before doing so!

Using an extension cord will decrease charging speed of your car, but it’s safer than leaving your car unplugged and connected to the wall outlet or charger after charging is complete.

If you’re charging your electric car, it’s important to know that using an extension cord will decrease the charging speed of your car. However, it’s also safer than leaving your car unplugged and connected to the wall outlet or charger after charging is complete.

You can use a long extension cord, but you need to be careful that it does not cause a fire hazard. The National Electrical Code (NEC) states that cords should not exceed 25 feet in length and must have a rating of 16 amps or less per circuit breaker in order for them not to trip when used with electric vehicles.

A full charge is not necessary each time you drive your electric vehicle.

The battery in your electric car is like a sponge. It will hold more water if you don’t squeeze it dry. In other words, don’t fully charge your car each time you drive it. Instead, try charging to 80 percent capacity and then get on with your life (or whatever it is that you do). This will reduce wear on the battery and increase its longevity–which means less money spent on replacement parts down the road!

Do not attempt to accelerate quickly in order to prevent overheating of components of the electric powertrain system.

The first thing to understand is that electric motors are more efficient than internal combustion engines. So, if you want to get the most out of your car, you should drive it as much as possible!

However, there’s a caveat: you might want to avoid trying too hard or accelerating quickly in order to prevent overheating of components of the electric powertrain system. It may even be helpful if every once in awhile (or maybe even every day), when you’re not driving anywhere important and have plenty of time on your hands–just take your foot off the pedal for a few minutes so things can cool down before pressing down again with vigor.

Electric vehicles do not use an engine oil filter because there are no internal combustion moving parts that would cause wear on oiled surfaces.

There are no moving parts in an electric vehicle that need lubrication. The electric motor is sealed and does not require oil. Because EVs use regenerative braking, they don’t generate heat like traditional engines do, so there’s no need for a coolant system either. This means that checking your car’s engine temperature will not provide much information about its health; if you’re concerned about overheating, check the dashboard instead!

You can still check the oil level in your EV–it just doesn’t matter as much as it would with a traditional gasoline-powered vehicle. Most manufacturers recommend checking your car’s battery life (rather than its fuel gauge) to determine when it needs recharging or replacement batteries installed; however, some newer models now have built-in cameras that show real-time views of their internal systems so owners can monitor things like tire pressure or brake pad wear without needing any outside tools at all…

The batteries in your electric vehicle should last for between eight to 10 years before needing replacement; this estimate may vary depending on how you drive and charge your vehicle, as well as other factors such as where you live (some locations have harsher climates) and if you have installed solar panels that feed energy into the grid during peak hours when electricity demand is high (which reduces the amount of electricity available for recharging).

Batteries are expensive, heavy and require a lot of energy to charge. If you’re not using your electric car for long periods of time, it’s best not to charge it at all. This will save money on battery replacement and maintenance costs in the long run.

If you have solar panels installed at home or work (or both), then this option may be less viable because they will be providing power back into the grid during peak hours when electricity demand is high and therefore reducing how much power can go towards recharging your vehicle’s battery pack.


There are many benefits to owning an electric vehicle. These vehicles are quieter, more environmentally friendly and less expensive to operate than traditional cars or trucks. However, these cars do come with some unique considerations that must be taken into account when charging them. By following these tips on how to charge an electric car properly, you can ensure that your vehicle performs at its best for years to come!