Improve an Electric Car's Range Performance

In electric vehicles, there are aspects in which are different from the everyday gasoline-powered driver. To start, gasoline engines all rely on combustion pressure in which is actively on while the car ignition is on. The performance is modified on E-vehicles due to not relying on gas along with many other mechanical components, instead, their motors consist mostly of a battery and an ACDC motor; which reduces weight and adds more space into the vehicle. So how do you increase efficiency when it comes to fuel performance if it’s different? Well, it’s simple - it’s similar but with different procedures.


  1. Identify a way to improve distance before recharge by adjusting the performance mode as when needed. For the most part, electric vehicles consist of different modes in which it helps the driver to adapt to the conditions of the road; it’s used for a smoother ride for its passengers.
    • In addition, there are modes where it improves the efficiency of fuel by reducing horsepower and torque, including tech inside the driver’s cabin, while sport mode does the opposite were it maximizes the performance of the vehicle but fuel drains faster. In this instance, Eco-Mode would be the best option if cruising around the city or close.
  2. Take caution when adjusting the temperature in the car since by having control over the temperature in your vehicle affects the consumption of electric fuel in your car. There are times in which it may be excessively hot or freezing cold in which forces people to regulate the temperature of their vehicle.
    • In order to use an air conditioner or the heat in your car while saving e-fuel, you must pre-condition your car before getting into it. One way could be by remote starting your car or, for modern cars, downloading an app where you can go into further detail of the temperature in your car; which will prevent you from having the climate control setting off while driving
  3. Don't overlook performance of the battery. Power electric vehicles lose charge due to cold weather conditions. The “AAA Automotive Research Center” made research on 2014 that confirmed that electric vehicles lose charge once the temperature dropped at {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}}, the e-car traveled only 43 miles (69.2018 Kilometers) until it required another charge; it's 57% shorter than its original distance in weather higher than {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} (1.66667 Celcius).
    • In this case, there is no other way for drivers who live were the conditions of the weather are practically cold. One way to somewhat prevent from power drain is to plug in your car into the charging port where it allows your vehicle to receive power constantly without losing any from the vehicle’s batteries; it may cost more due to the fact that your pumping lost electricity.[1]
  4. Be aware that over time, electric batteries degrade which prevents from charging/performing as when it was brand-new. Usually, batteries maintain their power at least for 4 years but once the battery starts to malfunction then dilemmas with several features may occur in the electric vehicle.
    • It’s also known batteries to deteriorate at a higher rate due to extensive heat, while the engine is off and parked. In order to prevent battery damage, the vehicle must have an active cooling system while the car is not in service or regularly have the batteries checked in order to ensure that it’s not interfering with the electric storage capacity.
  5. Consider the style of driving as the more aggressively the driver is the higher the consumption of e-gas will be drained from the collected charge. Aggressive drivers may waste several minutes of charged distance not to mention that in the city, it’s common to do frequent stops; which leads it to not be beneficial. In order to increase distance, the driver must have a constant speed in which the accelerator is not being stepped on till the max, basically having moderation over speed is what will get more savings per charge.
  6. Make good decisions on the road. Selection of route, which is taken, can affect consumption due to conditions and the distance that is being traveled down the road. As mentioned, electric cars tend to be driven in a more passive, low-speed environment in order to preserve charge. Once an electric vehicle is on the highway, the car comes across many obstacles such as traveling out in the country roads in steep hills and areas known to be either extensively hot or cold; where the car’s batteries are potentially getting discharged.
    • The recommended way of driving to preserve electric-charge, is to simply drive in urban areas were practically you don’t go higher than 35 mph(56.327 kmh); which will help to efficiently use charge stored.
  7. Care for the vehicle’s basic maintenance. Surprisingly minor problems improves battery life. An advantage to an electric vehicle is due to its sensors it's easier to be aware of everything that the car requires once it’s required. Having small details checked as tire inflation levels, getting air filter replacements, and fluid levels checked, it will allow having an economic drive.


  • Electric vehicle manufacturers work differently when it comes to the capacity of their electric capacity ability.


  • Car batteries under extensive heat is dangerous. Try cooling down the car if inspecting the battery.