Tips from the pros
Very hot weather can adversely affect the charging power your vehicle can accept, and the charging speed as well. As we head into summer, here are a few tips to help you keep your car in peak performance during hot spells.
- Get your vehicle ready ahead of long trips: if it’s hot outside, cool your car down.
- Keep the air conditioning on low and cool passengers down by opening windows to improve your range.
- If your battery’s thermal management system isn’t very efficient, summer heat can slow down your charge, as can successive fast-charges in short periods of time. Avoid unnecessary charging when its hot outside. Instead, charge the battery slowly at night once it gets cooler outside.