How to Avoid EV Range Anxiety

Use These Tips to Avoid EV Range Anxiety

Richmond Hill Hyundai is Here to Help You Overcome Range Anxiety If you are thinking about purchasing an electric vehicle, we welcome you to visit Richmond Hill Hyundai. Our dedicated team is ready to answer any questions you may have and assist with scheduling a test drive. Stop by our dealership to explore our range of models and take advantage of great savings at Richmond Hill Hyundai. You can view our updated inventory list on our website, which includes specifications and details about all available models. At Richmond Hill Hyundai, we are committed to providing you with exceptional service and support throughout your experience with these vehicles.

Plan Your Trips

Before starting your journey, it is crucial to plan your route and identify the locations of charging stations along the way. Use smartphone apps or websites that provide current information on the availability and locations of charging stations. It is also advisable to have a backup charging option in case your intended station is in use or out of service.

Electric Vehicle Apps

To enhance your confidence and peace of mind while driving an EV, consider using EV apps like Zap-Map or ABetterRoutePlanner. These apps offer a range of features to meet your needs, including locating charging stations near or along your planned route. They can also estimate the amount of battery charge needed for a round trip based on your specific EV model, driving preferences, and current battery charge level.

Drive Efficiently

Adopt energy-efficient driving techniques to maximize the range of your electric vehicle. Avoid sudden accelerations and excessive braking, as these behaviors increase energy consumption. Aim for a consistent speed and use cruise control when possible. Stay aware of road and traffic conditions to anticipate stops and adjust your driving accordingly.

Monitor Battery Levels

Keep an eye on the battery level of your electric vehicle as you drive. Many EVs are equipped with range estimators that calculate the remaining range based on your current driving conditions. Knowing your battery level allows you to make informed decisions about when and where to charge your vehicle.

Understand Your Vehicle's Range

Take the time to familiarize yourself with the extensive capabilities of your electric vehicle. Refer to the manufacturer's specifications to determine the estimated range achievable on a full charge. For example, the Hyundai KONA Electric offers an impressive range of 258 miles per charge. Keep in mind that factors such as driving conditions, terrain, weather, and individual driving habits can affect the actual range.

Trip Planner

ChargeHub App

The ChargeHub app has a built in trip planner where you can build your road trip, taking into account the distance between charging stations and elevation changes.

Build your trip directly in the iOS or Android app, or, build it on the ChargeHub web map and save it to your profile for later use on your phone.

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Wall Plug

Your Hyundai comes with a Level 1 charging cable which can plug into any standard 110-120 volt outlet.

When visiting friends and family you can always plug in one of their outdoor outlets to gain useful range while away from home.



Your Hyundai may charge up to 5x faster on public Level 2 stations than on a 120V outlet.
Your Hyundai is compatible with all public stations with an SAE J1772 connector.
Public Level 2 stations can be found almost anywhere and will typically fully charge your Hyundai in a few hours while you are doing something else at the destination (shop, restaurant, work, movies, etc)

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If your Hyundai is equipped with a Level 3 DC Fast Charging port, it can recharge at public Level 3 stations equipped with a CCS connector.
Level 3 charging is the fastest form of public charging and can replenish your Hyundai’s battery up to 80% in under 1 hour.
Due to the tens of thousands of dollars in purchasing cost and the installation complexity, Level 3 charging stations are typically found along highways, in cities, and at commercial locations. This is not something a homeowner would typically install.