auto news desk,Due to rising prices of petrol and diesel and increasing pollution all over the world, now the demand for electric vehicles is increasing very fast. The sales of electric vehicles in India have seen a very rapid growth during the last few years. Several automakers have already launched their electric vehicles across multiple segments in the domestic EV market, while several new electric vehicles are set to launch in the next few years.
With the increasing number of EVs in the market, the attitude of people towards these vehicles is changing. To run electric vehicles, they need to be charged. However, like any electric item, it is very important to charge them properly. Many times people make mistakes related to charging. Due to this, the battery of the vehicle gets damaged quickly, as well as there is a danger of fire.
Do not completely discharge the battery
Never completely discharge batteries, as this greatly affects their life. Try recharging when the charge is about 20 percent. Instead of completely discharging or draining a lithium-ion battery, charge it once it reaches 20 percent. Keep charging until the battery is charged up to 80 percent. Many cars also charge the battery through regenerative braking, so some space should be left for that.
avoid frequent charging
One mistake most electric vehicle owners often make is over-charging the battery. Overcharging the battery reduces the life of the battery. Doing so also affects the performance of the EV battery. To increase battery life, charging should be minimized. The general rule is to plug in and charge the battery whenever possible, but not every time you drive.
Do not charge immediately after ride
Lithium-ion batteries get very hot when supplying power to the motor. The best way to charge the battery is after it has cooled down for at least 30 minutes after riding. Do not charge the battery immediately after starting or driving the EV, as this increases the thermal problem of the vehicle.
Overcharging damages EV batteries very quickly. It is very much like a smartphone battery. When charging an EV battery, avoid charging it up to 100 percent. Lithium-ion batteries in most EVs operate best in the 30-80 percent charge range. Constantly charging a battery to full capacity puts a strain on the battery. Always try to charge the battery to 80 percent.