There are few important things that you need to keep a check on you electric vehicle. Here are few tips to help to take care of your electric two wheelers.
Here are a few tips to help to take care of your electric two wheelers.
It is a known fact that maintaining an electric vehicle is comparatively easier than maintaining a conventional car or a motorcycle. Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) powered vehicles have more running parts that wear out often and need to be replaced. Then there are more types of essential lubricants too without which they can’t function and definitely not optimally. But you are free of all these worries in an EV and it’s even easier in case of an electric two-wheeler. That said, there are few important things too that you need to keep a check on you electric vehicle. Here are few tips to help to take care of your electric two wheelers.
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Charging In A Safe Environment
As we already said, battery pack is the main lifeline on any electric vehicle and it’s important to keep it in a good condition. So when you plug-in your electric scooter or motorcycle to charge the battery, make sure that it’s parked at a safe and dry place and the chances of voltage fluctuation is minimal as it can cause harm to the battery. Also, in case your EV runs on a lead-acid battery, do keep a check on the distilled water levels.
Don’t Let The Battery Drain Out Completely
It’s always advisable to not let the battery of your EVs drain out completely and charge it at least when about 10 to 15 per cent power is remaining. First up, it will take you longer durations to top-up the battery pack from nil and theirs is more pressure on the socket leading to heat-up.
Now we understand that an EV do without lubricants and there are lesser parts to take care of, making it easy to maintain compared to a conventional vehicle. Still, a routine check-up at your dealership is necessary to take care of all mechanical and electronics so that it keeps on running smoothly.
Regular Monitoring Of Tyre Pressure
The range your electric vehicle will offer depends extensively rolling resistance and ultimately on tyres. Hence, it is important to maintain the tyre pressure advised by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) or EV maker to get the optimum ride range.
Quite a few electric two-wheelers are being offered with the vacation mode nowadays in which the battery and electronics go to sleep mode. Essentially, it lets the system know that that the EV won’t be used for a period of time and shuts down all electronics like Bluetooth or other connectivity sources that tend to consume the battery.
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