Range anxiety refers to the worry that you will run out of power before you reach your destination, and it's the most common fear among EV drivers. It is most prominent among new EV drivers but can even creep up on the most experienced EV enthusiasts. There are a few ways to reduce your range anxiety and be at ease even on long trips, so here are our top tips.
1. Create a charge schedule
Creating a charge schedule that considers the distance you plan on travelling will allow your car to charge to the perfect amount for your trip. The Ohme app allows you to create a charge schedule where you can input how many miles you plan on driving or the percentage that you want your car to be charged to, what time you need to set off, and a maximum price cap. Ohme will then use all of this information to optimise your session.
2. Keep an eye on how you drive
Driving style can have a huge impact on your range. To maximise range, you should try to: drive smoothly, watch your speed, use less power by decreasing AC or heat and make sure your tires are in good condition.
3. Know where to charge
You should always be prepared for an emergency by knowing where your nearest charging station is. This information is available at the click of a button with the apps below.