We say it every December, but EEK! Where did the year go??
If you're an excited new EV owner, you may be planning to take a road trip over the Christmas break. So, you're probably thinking about the best ways to charge efficiently and quickly?
Right up front, our office will be closed from the 23rd December to 2nd January, so if you need fast and efficient on-the-road charging, please let us know sooner rather than later.
Otherwise, we have a few tips to make sure you make the most of your holiday EV range!
Hyundai Kona and Ioniq
Both of these EV’s are supplied with slower portable charging cables, so to make the most of the range of these vehicles in a short amount of time, it’s a fantastic idea to pick up a faster charging cable, especially one that can be used at a public charging station. There are a range of portable chargers that are perfect for a faster and more efficient charge, such as the GIGER portable charger and the Hyundai Type 2 public charging bundle.
The Nissan Leaf comes with a Type 2 to Type 2 cable from the dealers, meaning that to be able to charge within Australia, you will need an adaptor. One recommendation we make, is to invest in a Type 1 to Type 2 adaptor cable bundle, which can charge from charging stations across the country. There are many charging cable bundles for the Nissan LEAF, specific to which generation you have.
Tesla Model 3
The Tesla Model 3 is supplied with both a portable charger and a high powered wall charger, making it easy(ish) to obtain a charge at home. However, when you're out and about, a lot of people also invest in an adaptor cable bundle to be able to charge from the many charging stations across the country, or in a solar smart Zappi wall charger for home use, whilst selling their Tesla wall charger.
(Of course, for eco-smart charging at home using your very own self-generated solar power, we always highly recommend the Myenergi Zappi!)
Although it’s a common belief that it’s impossible to travel long distances with an EV (hello, most mainstream media), the trick to holidaying in your Tesla or Nissan LEAF is not to charge more, but to charge smarter.
And, in case you haven't already done so, the awesome A Better Routeplanner is a great way to plan your EV travels, along with downloading the PlugShare app.