What Does Electric Range Mean?

August 10th, 2022 by

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There are many reasons to explore the growing collection of electric cars here at Woodhouse, like a reduced environmental impact, big savings on fuel, and access to subsidies and incentives. And our team is here to help you on every step of the electric vehicle purchasing process, with information and resources for comparing, testing, and servicing EV models.

Electric Range at a Glance

One of the things you’ll want to consider when it comes to electric vehicles is range. The electric range measurement simply refers to how many miles your vehicle can go on a single charge. Thanks to new technology in the industry, many electric vehicles have a range comparable to those of internal combustion engine cars.

There are several factors that can influence your vehicle’s range, including some of the following.

Where You Drive

Unlike internal combustion engine vehicles, which perform most effectively out on the highway, electric vehicles get better mileage for the city and local driving. Where you drive can influence how far you go on an electric charge.

How You Charge

There are three different charging levels, Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3.

Level 3, or DC Fast Charging, is the fastest way to get your battery juiced up and your vehicle back out on the road. That said, DC Fast Charging can put significant pressure on the battery when used all the time and may reduce your range in the long term.

Battery Age

EV models depend on their batteries for a lot more than internal combustion engine cars. If your battery has a lot of wear or is getting old, it may be reflected in your mileage, so speak to your mechanic if you notice significant changes in efficiency.

If you’re ready to make the leap to an electric vehicle, let Woodhouse help! It’s easy to test drive and finance EV models here at our dealership, and we’re the team you can trust for information on range, charging incentives, and more. Take your first ride in an EV today.

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