Vehicle manufacturers are doing their best to move away from combustion engine vehicles and make way for electric cars. Electric cars stand out in the market for having a much more advanced technology compared to gasoline cars. Seeing these advantages, someone will have decided to take the step of acquiring a sustainable model.
Buying an electric car can be a radical change and for that reason, we give you the tips you should take into account when buying an electric car.
Consumption comes first
A possible handicap is where we can find a charging point for our electric vehicle. There are shopping centres that have them, parking areas of some companies, official dealers or a service station.
It is true that charging points are scarce in Spain. In 2019, it was estimated that there were more than 60,000 sustainable cars in circulation and there are only 4,500 charging points spread throughout the country.
You also have to consider the time it takes to charge the battery. Whether it is higher or lower depends on several factors such as whether the current is alternating or direct, single-phase or three-phase.
Electric cars have an onboard charger that receives alternating current and transforms it into continuous, so the charging time is longer as it is limited by the charger.
In that case, it is ideal to buy a specialized charger that avoids limitations and charges directly with direct current and can reach 100% of the capacity in one hour. In case of using a domestic charge, we would need 5 to 7 hours to complete the battery.
Another tip that you should keep in mind when buying an electric car is that you look at the maximum autonomy of its battery. We must consider the daily mileage that we would do to our car.
In Europe, most electric cars are considered a second vehicle and therefore do not drive more than 50 kilometres a day. In that case, we can use a utility vehicle whose autonomy is around 250 and 300 kilometres.
We also remind you that you can optimize the consumption of the vehicle, regardless of its characteristics, thanks to Movistar Car.
Movistar Car is an intelligent device that offers great advantages by turning your vehicle into a 100% connected car, allowing you to remember where you parked the car or if the tow truck has taken it thanks to GPS; automatically send alerts if your car breaks down; notifications about workshop appointments and reviews; alerts with the best fuel discounts or recommendations on the most optimal routes based on traffic or speed cameras. And all this without consuming data.
Keep Your Car in Perfect Condition
One of the tips that you should take into account when buying an electric car is maintenance. Sustainable vehicles are faster to manufacture since they do not have elements such as filters or oil tank. In short, acquiring a car with these characteristics is cheaper than one with a combustion engine. It is only advisable to change the battery in a period of eight or ten years.