Tips to maximize the range of your Volkswagen electric vehicle

Range is the most important consideration for electric vehicle buyers, as well as for EV owners. Your electric vehicle’s range is determined by the size of the battery, as well as the way in which you use it. Volkswagen EV models include the brand-new 2023 VW ID.4 as well as the very popular E-Golf. Both offer the features you need to optimize range as well as high-capacity batteries that give you the freedom to go where you need to go in complete confidence.

That said, you can also control how much range you get out of your Volkswagen EV. It is possible to increase the range of your VW ID.4 or your e-golf, sometimes over what the manufacturer says, by using all of your vehicle’s functions, modifying how you drive, and making sure your vehicle is as light and aerodynamic as possible. The following tips will help you do just that.

Slow down

We can’t give you a better tip than this. Speed is one of the most important factors when it comes to determine the range of your electric vehicle. The difference between driving 120 km/h and 100 km/h, for example, can mean nearly 15% less range. Moreover, make sure you use the accelerator and brakes smoothly and drive in a linear manner. Your vehicle’s battery will be able to give you the best performance if you do this and you will get a lot more range out of your Volkswagen ID.4.

Use your vehicle’s functions

One of the best ways that you can preserve range and even maximize it is by using the functions that your vehicle offers. The Volkswagen ID.4’s ECO mode will help you drive more efficiently by limiting the speed at which you can drive, making sure the accelerator is more linear, and adjusting the parameters of a variety of other functions to help you drive more efficiently. Other functions such as pre-warming the vehicle through the VW app will ensure that the interior is comfortable, so you don’t have to overuse the heater when you drive off. In simple terms, your VW ID.4 can help you get the most range out of the battery with the functions it offers. Take advantage of those functions!

Make sure your tires are in good condition

Your vehicle’s tires are the only point of contact with the road. Therefore, you should make sure that your vehicle is in excellent condition and that your tires are properly inflated and in good condition. Like with a traditional gas-powered vehicle, your ID.4’s tires play a critical role in its efficiency. Making sure your tires are correctly inflated will guarantee that you get as much range as you can from your ID.4.

By putting these tips to work, you are sure to get the most range out of your electric vehicle. Give us a call today to learn more.