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What are the things that one should pay attention when buying an electric vehicle?

  • 2019-08-11
What are the things that one should pay attention when buying an electric vehicle?

About ten years ago, with the gaining of ability to travel large distances, the automobile trend of our era has suddenly changed. Today, the range of the electrical automobiles has reached up to 450 kilometers and everyday it continues to develop further.

At this point, maybe the first question that comes to the mind of the consumers is, what one should consider when buying an electric vehicle. It can easily be stipulated that, compared to internal combustion vehicles, electrical cars is a very different market. This shows us the necessity to conduct a serious research about the electrical vehicles. As Pilotcar, in the name of informing the consumers about the subject we have written an article, and in this way, you will easily be able to find answers some questions which appear in the minds when buying an electric vehicle.

In electrical vehicles the battery value will be stated in kilowatts per hour and this gives you an idea to you about the battery size.

However at this point the important thing is not the size of the battery but the efficiency of the vehicle. In other words, when purchasing an electric vehicle, acting based on the battery size may be misleading. For this reason, before getting attracted by the big battery sizes, it is required to check the energy consumption of the vehicle.

On the other hand, instantaneous fuel consumption calculation of the electrical vehicle is fairly simple. For example a vehicle that shows 145 kWh per 100 km, average energy consumption will be 145 Wh/km.
In summary, before looking at the battery size, it will be right to consider the energy efficiency of the electronic component and heating system of the vehicle.


In addition to that, yet another important information is the fact that the operating temperature of the battery needs to be between 25 and 55 degree Celsius. Because the best efficiency, in other words the longest driving distance can be obtained at these temperature levels. The name of this property is PreHeat.

One of the musts of electric vehicles is that they needs to be connected to the internet at all times. In a healthy PreHeat process it is possible that the driver opens the mobile application of his vehicle and start the PreHeat process over your phone. In addition to that, for making it possible that continuously updated recharge points appear on the navigation system of the vehicle, there is this requirement of being connected to the internet at all times. In an electrical vehicle, 'Regen' is a must. Regen is regaining of a portion of the energy spent in every situation where the electrical vehicle is moving and gas pedal is not touched.