EEVEE Mobility is the team behind the EEVEE Driver app – a new digital service designed to make electric vehicle charging more transparent, efficient and cheaper. EEVEE’s online service and app gives electric vehicles owners full visibility on how much it really costs to charge-up. Its EEVEE Driver app has been downloaded over 75k times in 63 countries.
The app is free and syncs with electric vehicles directly, so no external hardware is needed. It is currently compatible with Tesla, BMW, Mini, Ford and Mustang EVs.
EEVEE is on a mission to build a zero-emissions future by making EV adoption even smarter through its ecosystem of digital products and services, designed to make EV ownership more transparent, more efficient and more insightful. The EEVEE Business web platform harnesses EV driver and charging data to help companies in the electrification of their fleets to properly account for costs and to operate more efficiently. Completing EEVEE Mobility’s offering is a data and AI platform for the energy ecosystem to help make the transition to EVs and related increase in energy demand more manageable.
So, what top tips does EEVEE suggest on how to drive and charge your electric vehicle more sustainably and cheaply?
CHARGE YOUR BATTERY TO A MAX OF 80%, NOT 100%
There is more space in your battery percentage than displayed so by charging your EV to 100%, you are increasing the battery charge and reducing the battery life each time. To extend the lifetime of your battery, only charge it to 80% and there is no risk of ‘over charging’ as you will always leave room to charge without killing the life of your battery.
AVOID RAPID CHARGING SESSIONS
Rapid charging sessions cause high currents and high temperatures which will strain your battery. Although this isn’t a massive issue in the short-term, the more you do it, the extreme heat cycles will cause damage to the lithiom ion packs in your battery over time and so, damage the life expectancy and sustainability of your battery.
SMOOTH DRIVING ADDS TO THE RANGE
Although fast accelleration is fun when driving an EV, this eats away your battery. Drive smoothly, avoiding heavy acceleration and harsh braking. It is much more efficient to keep a consistent speed to protect battery life and avoid re charging.
THE ECO MODE IS THERE FOR A REASON
Using your EV’s eco mode will make your accelerations gentler, saving battery life and ensuring a more sustainable and economic journey.
REMOVE ROOF RACKS OR REAR RACKS WHEN YOU’RE NOT USING THEM
The heavier your vehicle, the more energy consumption it will use so make sure you’re not carrying around unnecessary items in the boot or rear compartment. If you’re not using your roof and rear racks, take them off. Not only do they add weight but they also compromise aerodynamics, which can shorten battery life and rapidly increase energy consumption, especially at cruising speeds.
A recent survey of 1,001 Australians by Savvy has revealed that 73% agree that moving to Electric Vehicles (EV) is an important move to reduce CO2 emissions and keep global temperature rises to 1.5°C. The survey found the biggest concern about buying and EV is price with 43% saying the price is too high. While 17% are most concerned about charging station availability and 16% worried about limited travel range.
As for brands, 24% said they’d most rather a Hyundai, followed by Tesla (20%) and Mazda (12%). Globally though Mercedes-Benz vehicle sales were down for the first three quarters of 2021, but sales of hybrid and electric vehicles surged to a record 184,369 units (+142.7%) showing there is demand for premium EVs as well.
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