How to Gain Maximum Range With Electric Vehicles.

Here are CleanCar’s Top 10 Electric Vehicle range performance tips for EV Cars –


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There are different aggressive driving styles. Such as; hot and cold seasonal weather conditions and differences in route topographies that will all combine into a negative impact regarding the range capability of the electric and hybrid vehicles in your fleet.

Tips to your fleet solutions –

Here are some very straightforward tips and advice on how drivers and Fleet managers can gain optimal Electric Vehicle range performance on their vehicles. What we would like to you to do is read through all the tips we have and then encourage your drivers to get the maximum range out of their electric vehicle. What do you think?

As we were saying before, encouraging your drivers to adopt these habits will alleviate any ‘range anxiety’ issues. It ensures both company and employee gains the maximum cost benefits, from switching to low/zero emission transport.

It’s good for profits, pockets and the planet! Why wouldn’t you want to save money? Once you have informed your drivers on how to gain the maximum range out of their vehicle it makes it easier for your drivers to drive around and feel comfortable about being environmentally friendly and knowing they are saving money for themselves and for the business…

How to gain maximum range for the Electric Vehicle’s for your Electric fleet –

  1. It would be beneficial to encourage your driver’s into the habit of pre-planning their electric vehicle charging needs. The drivers need to ensure, whenever possible, they reach the 80% optimal battery charge level. Apart from gaining optimum range, the long term effect will also maintain and extend the battery ‘life’. When recorded regularly it’s at a reliable ‘good condition’ documentation that supports asset resale or lease returns.
  2. When planning a longer trip than normal do remind your drivers to make sure they are aware of more than one or two of the public network charge point locations en route. Charge points can not always be relied upon to either be working or available! However, there are Apps for that such as; Zap-Map, Chargepoint or PlugShare in the app stores.

  3. In cold weather, you will need to recommend to your drivers to have the heater on during the last 20 minutes or so of charging. The minimal heat settings will suffice during the journey. Seat warmers do the trick nicely! You will also need to inform your drivers that if it’s hot weather then the same applies to the air conditioning. When out and about encourage your drivers to park in the shade/sheltered bays for the same reasons as above.

  4. You can encourage your drivers to develop a smooth breaking and acceleration driving style. This will improve the battery performance and range efficiencies as well as safety!

  5. You will need to educate your drivers to try to avoid high speeds, especially over 50 mile per hour given that electric vehicle’s are almost the opposite to petrol & diesel as slow stop/start style city driving suits electric vehicles.

  6. As ever, longer trips in an electric or hybrid vehicle should always be planned. Remind drivers that high cruising speeds on motorways for long periods will reduce the stated range capability.

  7. You should be encouraging your drivers to use their electric vehicles ‘ECO settings’ to aid battery performance and conditioning.

  8. You would need to ask your drivers to test and compare their regular route options. So called ‘faster’ routes could be less range efficient, (higher speed – flat motorway). This would lack regenerative breaking benefits (up hill and down dale!).

Please note – In short, cold and warm weather conditions this uses up more battery power (performance fluctuation caused by extreme temperatures). It also results in heavier use of both power draining vehicle heating and air conditioning systems. Higher speed cruising over longer flat distances drains battery power faster, given the lack of regenerative breaking system benefits.

I hope all of this information was helpful to you and encourages you to encourage your drivers as this could be saving the business money as well as your driver. Why not?

Finding all this information really is interesting have you not made the EV switch yet?

Here is some information about CleanCar and some FAQ’s below that you may want to read –

Cleancar –

Collectively, the Directors of CleanCar have over 100 years of experience in the vehicle leasing and fleet industry. We have worked, and continue to work closely with businesses of all sizes – from individuals to multinational blue-chip giants. We’re confident that unlocking accurate mileage capture releases big benefits for all clients. That’s why we founded Fleet Innovations in 2010.

Fittingly, our CleanCar system reflects many of the values of the company itself. We’re innovative, always striving to be better, and looking for ways to reduce CO2 and save the world. Our success is based on listening and observing and looking for innovative opportunities. It’s been a long and winding road to get to where we are today but it’s been loads of fun and we have learned a lot along the way.

Wanting to find more information about the CleanCar System? Why not contact our CleanCar team at or visit our website at We hope you find all the information you need to gain a better understanding of the CleanCar system and if not, please give us a call. Our team will be happy to chat to you.

FAQ’s – Frequently asked questions, find out more…

What is CleanCar? –

How does the CleanCar device work?

The CleanCar device (we must find a catchier name, send all your ideas to it is an incredibly smart piece of kit, but for this FAQ, we will keep it simple…

  • The CleanCar device has been designed to record GPS coordinates of your location while you are driving
  • It will do this every 10 seconds or 100 metres or 25-degree change in direction so on a winding road it takes more coordinates and on a straight one less.
  • The device saves these coordinates and every few minutes it connects to the mobile network via an onboard sim and uploads these to the CleanCar portal. It will store around ten days of driving if for any reason there is no signal.
  • Once we receive the data, we store it up, and while most people are asleep in the early morning, our servers and algorithms convert it into journeys and statistics.
  • The following day you will be able to log in see your stats.
  • CleanCar aims to help users like you to make the switch from your internal combustion engine to an electric vehicle
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Thank you for reading our tips on EV’s we hope these tips will become useful in your driving life and your drivers driving life.

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