PARIS– As motorists get back into their vehicles this summer, Nissan has crafted the EV Driver Etiquette – a one-stop manual for EV drivers.
1. Sharing is caring:
Lend a helping hand by sharing your own tips on local public charging points with friends and family, or use apps and forums to pool your advice with tips from fellow EV drivers in the local area. With the Nissan Charge app, you can help everyone in the EV community by advising which points are the best, helping them to plan any necessary long journeys with ease.
2. As disabled drivers require the use of their designated spaces, EV drivers need their own spots to charge. If you do need to charge your electric car, be considerate and think how long you need to charge it for; at a public CHAdeMO rapid charging point, you can charge the 40kWh Nissan LEAF and 62kWh LEAF e+ from 20% to 80% in just 60 minutes and 90 minutes, respectively.
3. Take good care of your battery
Avoid leaving your EV at low battery level for a long time to ensure battery capacity and minimize the impact on driving range. If possible, park in a closed tempered place.
4. Plan your recharge:
If you’re planning a longer journey, plot out your route first and make use of mapping services to see available charging points along the way.
5. Don’t need much power? Leave a friendly note:
If you don’t need to charge for very long at a public charging point, why not leave a nice note on the windshield or the charger for the next EV drivers to let them know how long it will take you, or at what time you are coming back. We all need to use public services in a timely manner
6. Check your tyres and driving settings:
To maximise power efficiency, switch on your car’s energy-saving modes and ensure your tyres are inflated to the manufacturer-recommended level.
7. Explore the range of available charging options:
An electric car is like a sleeping cat; it’s inactive for 20 hours every day, make the most of this time. Whether it’s rapid public charging point, an installed wall unit at home, or a standard domestic plug, you can effortlessly charge your electric car wherever you can access mains power – just like your smartphone.