Six tips to make your electric car safer in the summer
Summer has arrived, and for those with new energy vehicles, this means more opportunities to enjoy the sun and nature, as well as more attention to charging your electric vehicle. During the hot summer months, it's vital to get the charging of your new energy vehicle right.
In this blog, we will provide you with some important considerations for charging in the summer.
1. Avoid charging at high temperatures: In the summer months, rising temperatures can negatively affect battery performance. When the ambient temperature is too high, the life of the battery will be shortened and the charging rate of the battery will be slowed down. Therefore, we recommend that you avoid charging at high temperatures, especially in the hot sun.
2. Find a cool location: As mentioned above, high ambient temperatures are harmful to your battery. To protect your battery and ensure optimal charging, it is best to charge in a cool place. You can choose to charge in a garage, parking shed, or under the shade of a tree.
3. Install a sunshield: If you can't find a shady parking spot, we recommend purchasing a sunshield specifically designed for new energy vehicles. This cover can help reduce direct sunlight on the vehicle, lowering the temperature inside and protecting the battery.
4. Avoid overcharging: Batteries are more prone to overheating in high summer temperatures. Overcharging will not only affect the life of your battery, but will also increase the risk of overheating. Therefore, we recommend that you use a suitable charging device when charging and disconnect the power supply when fully charged.
5. Regularly check the battery temperature: Please ensure that you regularly check the battery temperature during the charging process. If you find that the battery temperature rises abnormally, stop charging immediately and contact a professional technician for troubleshooting.
6. Control the charging time: Try to avoid charging at high temperature, because it will lead to inefficiency during charging, high battery temperature, and may even cause safety problems. We recommend that you choose to charge in the morning or at night when the temperature is lower.
Whilst charging in the summer requires special attention, by following the above advice you can ensure that your electric vehicle is able to charge smoothly in the summer heat. By charging your EV the right way, you'll not only extend the life of your battery, but you'll also ensure efficient and safe charging.
LCTC hope you enjoy driving your new energy vehicle this summer and contribute to a better future while remaining environmentally friendly!