VEHICLE RANGE: recommendations
The vehicle range is approved for an ECE-15 cycle.
In real usage, the range of an electric vehicle may vary depending on several factors over which you have partial control, which may make a considerable difference to the vehicle range. These factors are:
- speed and driving style;
- type of road;
- electrical accessories and equipment;
- vehicle loading;
Speed and driving style
High speeds will reduce your vehicle’s range.
A “sporty” driving style reduces your vehicle range: opt for a “lighter” driving style.
Drive at a constant speed.
Adapt your driving style to avoid excessive energy consumption. Please refer to the information on the “Charge meter” in Section 2.
Anticipate traffic changes by lifting your foot off the accelerator pedal in order to recover energy.
Do not try to maintain the same speed up a hill, accelerate no more than you would on the level. Keep your foot in the same position on the accelerator pedal.
Use of electrical accessories and equipment
In the event of freezing, manually de-ice the windscreen (using a scraper) to reduce usage of the de-icing/demisting function and to save energy.
Please see the information on “Deicing, demisting the windscreen” in Section 3.
The use of electrical accessories (GPS, phone charger, etc.) reduces vehicle range.
Avoid pointlessly overloading your vehicle.
An under-inflated tyre increases energy consumption. Comply with the specified tyre pressures for your vehicle.
When replacing them, you must use tyres made by the same manufacturer, with the same dimensions, type and structure as the originals.
Please see the information on “Tyres” in Section 5.
For safety reasons, the use of tyres other than those recommended by the manufacturer is prohibited. Failure to respect this recommendation may adversely affect stability, behaviour, braking or the play between the bodywork and the tyres... Some of these effects may lead to the loss of control of the vehicle under certain driving conditions, and lead to an accident and serious injury.