The range can slow you down when buying your electric vehicle. Users want the manufacturer’s range values to represent their actual use as closely as possible. Factors impacting range, charging, driving tips – we provide you with all the useful and necessary information to guarantee you a serene and pleasant experience on board your PEUGEOT electric car.
SIMULATE THE RANGE OF YOUR ELECTRIC VEHICLE
FACTORS IMPACTING YOUR VEHICLE’S RANGE
In addition to the level of battery charge your car has, various factors affect your electric vehicle’s range .
At 81 mph, the range of a 100% electric vehicle is halved compared to the WLTP-approved range.
The heat released by a combustion engine is reused to heat the vehicle’s interior. An electric motor heats just a little, which is not sufficient to heat the vehicle’s interior, so an additional specific electric heater is therefore necessary.
Regardless of heating or air conditioning, the outside temperature directly affects your vehicle’s range. At 0° degrees, this is reduced by 10%.
When ascending, consumption increases and impacts your range. But when descending, regenerative braking lets you recover energy.
Other factors that may impact the range
Smooth, eco-responsible driving lets you optimise your range.
It is important to check your tyre pressures at least once a month. Check the maximum allowable pressure shown on the side of the tyre because if your tyres are under-inflated, there will be greater tyre resistance, resulting in higher energy consumption.
Heating and air conditioning can affect 10 - 30% of your battery consumption. On the other hand, the other comfort elements (radio, lights, windscreen wipers, etc.) have very little impact.
Driving with a roof-load or an open window increases wind resistance and therefore consumption. A heavy load will also affect the range.
ADVICE ON OPTIMISING THE RANGE
Your energy consumption is indicated in real time on your dashboard to better manage your vehicle’s range.
The eco drive mode allows you to make the most of your car’s range. Save energy by reducing engine power and heating.
When you release the accelerator while driving, the electric motor acts as a generator, slowing the vehicle and recovering energy to transmit it to the battery. Brake mode is activated by pushing backwards on the gearbox control lever.
With your smartphone, set the pre-heating of your passenger compartment for your comfort. This function also allows you to preserve your battery-range if the vehicle is being charged. You can also check your vehicle’s range, charge the battery remotely whenever you wish and monitor its progress through the MyPeugeot® App.
Zap Map are able to provide you with the location of compatible charging points for your electric car. The majority of public charging points in the UK are Type 2 (Mode 3)sockets, which will charge your vehicle at the accelerated charge times listed, depending on the power of the charging point and your on board charger.
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