Driving using an electric motorized car is different from driving using an internal combustion engine. In addition to the elimination of the transmission system, to save energy use from the battery, a separate technique is also needed, namely maximizing the use of kinetic energy from the braking system.
This kinetic energy works just like what was installed in Formula One (F1) racing cars before the latest regulations were issued. The system utilizes the kinetic energy generated from the heat from the braking system to charge the battery. When the battery is full, this is what drivers can use to increase their car’s performance on a straight track.
Its use in electric-powered cars, be it hybrid, e-power, or fully electric vehicles, can make the use of electric energy from batteries more economical. Because the braking system can make energy and recharge the battery, this is also an effective way to make driving more efficient.
Turn on Deceleration Mode
In almost all-electric cars, there is a mode to sharpen the deceleration process. This mode is used to make the driving process more efficient. For example, for some electric cars, there are features such as paddle-shift which function not for shifting but to regulate how much the deceleration effect is in recharging energy back to the battery.
Therefore it is important to understand the driving mode to know how much efficiency you can do when driving an electric car.
Assist With Manual Braking
In some road conditions, such as downhill roads, it is important to break as needed. The goal is that the use of kinetic energy to charge the battery can be maximized. Do not let the electric car reduce its speed due to the turning of the tires, because the return kinetic energy is utilized for this condition to zero.
If you are still confused, of course reading the manual and practicing it directly is a very appropriate action. It remains only to sharpen the feeling and the ability to drive so that efficiency can be better from day today.