For several years now, Hyundai has been a major player in the electric car market, with numerous models of the hybrid, plug-in hybrid, electric and fuel cell type.
Driving electric sometimes (often) involves adapting your driving to preserve the battery of your vehicle as much as possible.
Five tips to preserve the battery of your electric car
Also, according to Hyundai, to avoid seeing its battery deteriorate prematurely, it is best to avoid dropping the charge level below 20%.
Therefore, it is advisable to recharge your vehicle quite frequently, for example every two or three days, rather than waiting until the last moment to replenish your energy.
Accelerate yes, but not too much
Obviously, to preserve the battery of its electric vehicle as much as possible, Hyundai also recommends refraining from any prolonged period of strong acceleration.
Furthermore, parking conditions can also have consequences (in the more or less long term) on the degradation of the battery. In summer, it is therefore recommended to park your electric vehicle in the shade (and avoid as much heat as possible), while knowing that very low temperatures also have a negative influence on the battery.
Do not recharge to 100%
Finally, Hyundai also advises not to fully charge your vehicle. " Even when the charge meter reads 100%, the battery is actually charged at 90 or 80%, because Hyundai knows that charging at 100% would accelerate degradation "
This does not prevent you from recharging your vehicle to 100%, especially during long journeys, but " it should not become a habit "
Remember that Hyundai offers an eight-year or 200,000 km (or 160,000 km on some models) warranty for the lithium-ion battery of an Ioniq Electric or Kona Electric.