Three tips to preserve electric vehicle range this winterDec 1th, 2021
If you purchased a new Audi e-tron or Audi e-tron GT recently, you may be heading into your first winter with your electric vehicle. If you are curious about how range will be affected, know that there are a multitude of tips you can apply to get the most range out of your EV this winter.
Range is definitely impacted by winter, specifically by cold weather. In the same way a traditional combustion engine uses more fuel in winter, an electric vehicle also needs more battery power to heat up the cabin and navigate tough road conditions. You can reduce the impact of the cold, however, by applying the following tips.
Use your vehicle’s available functions to warm up the cabin and improve range
Your Audi has a range of ways to pre-warm the vehicle. You can use the mobile app and warm the cabin before getting into the vehicle so that when you step inside you don’t have to put the climate controls on full blast.
On the road, use the most eco-friendly driving mode. This will not only help preserve range, but it will also optimize the performance of your vehicle on snowy or icy road conditions.
Keep the vehicle in the garage and keep the charge above 50%
Keeping your vehicle in the garage is a great way to improve winter range. It will be warmer when you get inside, and it will keep more of its range when on the road. Moreover, try to keep the battery charged above 50% which will optimize its performance when it’s handling double duties of powering the motor and warming the cabin.
Check your tires
Make sure your winter tires are properly inflated. It’s worth checking your tires from time to time and if you get a low-pressure warning, it’s worth taking a second to add air.
Give us a call today for more tips on how you can preserve your Audi’s range.