Tips for EV Maintenance In Winter

India is slowly but surely going electric. With 17 million units of EV on road, the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 49%.

One of an electric vehicle’s biggest selling factors in terms of the lifetime cost of ownership, along with the lower price of energy compared to gasoline, is the cost of maintenance. According to Consumer Reports, the average cost of maintaining an electric automobile is 2.4 Rs per km, which is half the cost of maintaining a gasoline-powered car.

Wheels and brakes are two components that both EVs and gas cars share, thus maintenance is required. Filters become dusty. The taillights go out. For the machine to operate smoothly, just like with any machine with moving components, time-to-time maintenance is required.

Here are some pointers to keep your EV in good shape. The good news is that it takes a lot less effort because electric automobiles are considerably simpler to maintain than their counterparts that run on fossil fuels.


It is the most important and most expensive component in an EV and damaging/replacing it would cost a lot of money. However, an EV battery is likely to outlive the rest of the vehicle, especially if you take care of it properly. With the winter season comes the cold temperature, so it is important to start your day with a good level of charge.

When the temperature drops significantly, the battery’s performance suffers, and its capacity is reduced since cold temperatures have a tendency to slow down the electro-chemical reactions that occur inside the battery. Additionally, heating the inside and the battery uses energy, which reduces the range of your car. It’s crucial to start your trip with a fully charged battery when it’s cold outside.

Check the Tyres

Before driving the EV, it is advised to check the tyres and tyre’s pressure regularly and fill as needed. Visually inspect the tyres sometimes to check for tears and/or considerable tread wear. Being diligent about checking tyre pressure and maintaining it close to the upper suggested pressure will pay off and lead to greater mileage.

Adopt to Eco-Driving Style

This type of driving, which prioritises battery preservation, is essential in the winter as well—in fact, even more so. Avoiding sudden starts and stops protects your car’s battery and reduces the chance of slipping on often wet and occasionally icy road surfaces.

Watch Your Driving

  • Lighten up. As the load increases, your car has to work more.
  • When you can, coast. Although regenerative brakes are excellent for energy conservation, keep in mind that they only recover a small portion of the energy lost. When driving in areas with high traffic or other likelihood of frequent stops, coast.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *