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Electric cars - features of operation and charging of a rented electric car

Electric cars - features of operation and charging of a rented electric car

Electric cars are comfortable and environmentally friendly. This type of car has recently been in demand in Ukraine. With them, you care about the environment and save on fuel costs. After concluding an agreement with a favorable night electricity rate, the owners of the electric car significantly reduce their expenses. Using a rented electric car is no less practical than using your own.

Advantages and disadvantages of electric cars

According to Nascars statistics, car rental of this type is in demand not only among young people, but also among experienced motorists. It is not only about the exoticism of the vehicle, which is becoming more and more familiar, but also about the following characteristics:

  • efficiency - electric machines show the best results (about 70%) in converting input energy into kinetic energy;
  • savings - although electricity is becoming more expensive, the increase in its cost is incomparable with the cost of refueling a car with gasoline or diesel fuel;
  • ecology - electric cars do not emit exhaust gases, which cannot be said about cars that run on combustible fuels.

Of course, electricity also produces fossils, but electric cars are more efficient than liquid-fueled vehicles. Charging such a car takes less resources than refueling a classic car.

Among the disadvantages of using electric vehicles is the need for charging, which takes a long time. In this case, you can come to charge at an ordinary gas station or install a station in your garage for charging at night. Manufacturers of modern electric cars increase the range of each successive model. For example, the now popular 2020 Nissan Leaf provides a range of 390 km on a single charge.

Operation of electric cars in the cold season

If you take your smartphone out of your pocket in winter, the battery charge will begin to decrease before your eyes. The same happens with electric cars, which lose up to 40% of their charge at sub-zero temperatures. There are other factors that can reduce your mileage. This is the use of climate control and lighting. In autumn, winter and early spring, you definitely cannot do without them.

When operating an electric car in winter, consider the following nuances:

  • make sure there are charging stations along the route if you plan to travel long distances;
  • warm up the electronics so that it shows the correct power reserve data;
  • do not rely on the calculated mileage one hundred percent, as it may decrease as the temperature drops.

Be aware that charging during cold seasons will take longer, especially when plugged into a wall outlet.

Mileage change depending on driving style

The range is influenced not only by weather conditions, but also by the driver's driving style. Different models have their own characteristics, for example, the Tesla Model S is better adapted to aggressive driving than other brands. In this case, it is worth following the recommendations that will help to extend the mileage on a single charge:

  • accelerate smoothly without aggressively spinning the engine;
  • when overtaking, leave a large gap in front of the car so as not to put pressure on the gas to the fullest;
  • try to comply with a single speed limit (45-60 km / h for the city, 80-100 km / h for highways).

The design of the electric vehicle also allows recharging during regenerative braking. It makes sense to slow down a little on long descents, returning energy to the battery.

Car charging conditions

If you are going to rent an electric car, be sure to ask the company employees for recommendations on how to charge the car. This can be done:

  • at home;
  • at special stations.

In big cities, you will not have any problems: most gas stations are equipped with charging stations. Calculation of the renewal of battery power - 1 minute of time spent per 1 kilometer. In the case of charging from a 220 V outlet, you will have to spend 2-2.5 times more time. Home charge is carried out only directly, without adapters and extension cords.

It is not recommended to often connect the car to a power source, since each battery has a limited number of cycles. Charge the battery with 5-10% of the remaining charge.

Conclusion

Renting and operating electric cars provides many advantages. In our company you can rent such car brands as Nissan Leaf and Tesla Model S. We offer cars in excellent condition with worn batteries. Follow simple operating and charging conditions and you will enjoy driving your electric car.

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