Amsterdam 20th of August 2021 – The battery of your EV is one of the most important parts. In this article, we will explain how to optimize the lifetime of your EV Battery.
Tip 1: Keep the battery percentage of your EV between 20% and 80%
Your EV’s battery performs the best if it’s between 20% and 80% of its charging capacity. This is due to the chemical when the battery of your EV is below 20% or above 80%, the battery will have to work harder to prevent degeneration. Do you want the battery of your EV to last as long as possible? Then tactically charge your EV!
Tip 2: Choose an EV with a range that suits your driving behavior
Keep the first tip in mind we choose your EV. Therefore, it is important to choose an EV that suits your driving behavior. For example, do you drive distances of 200 kilometers? Then choose an EV with a range of at least 240 kilometers. This way you know for sure that you can drive to your destination without having to recharge in between. Looking for your own dream EV? Click here and view the latest models and our matching charging solutions.
Tip 3: Battery below or above the desired percentage? Keep this for a period as short as possible!
We already gave a tip to keep the battery of your EV between 20% and 80% as much as possible, but of course, it sometimes happens that you have to make a longer ride. For this, you will have to charge your EV 100% and so it sometimes happens that the battery percentage falls below 20%. EVs are made to handle this without any problems, but there will be degeneration at times like these. For this reason, it is advisable not to leave the car for too long in a battery that is too high or too low. load. Do you charge your car to 100%? Do this as soon as possible before departure. Is the battery low? Then charge it as soon as possible.
Tip 4: Keep the (outside) temperature in mind
It’s nothing new to most, but batteries don’t last as long at low temperatures. However, extremely high temperatures can also be disastrous for the battery of your EV. Some electric models are equipped with a lithium battery; it provides active liquid cooling. This makes it possible to charge your EV with a fast charger at temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius or when the weather is extremely cold. Charging your EV can take a little longer than usual under these circumstances. In short, take the weather into account when you take your EV for a trip.
Tip 5: Train your Battery Management System (BMS)
On the dashboard of your EV, you can use BMS to see what the battery level of your EV is. Although it is a smart system, it is still recommended to provide the BMS with feedback every now and then. After all, you are never smart enough to learn something new. E-Flux advises doing this at least once a year. You can do this by looking up the “extreme” of your battery. Charge the car “normally” (not via a fast charger) and drive the car as well as empty. Do not go to the extreme, the 0%, but stop for example at 10%, because it can of course happen that the BMS makes a mistake. In this way, you “calibrate” the system and the BMS again recognizes what is 0% and what is 100%.
Tip 6: Use the E-Flux charge card in combination with the E-Flux app
With the E-Flux charge card, you can be sure that you can charge your EV anytime and anywhere for the best price. Our charging network consists of more than 200,000 charging points at home and abroad. So, you can always go somewhere to charge your EV. With the E-Flux app, you can be sure that you are on your way to the right charging location. In our app, you can see on the map where you can load, navigate there and filter on connections and capacities. You can also view your charging sessions in our app and view your account details and invoices. Want to know more about the E-Flux app? Click here! Would you like to know more about the E-Flux charge card? Then click here!