VEHICLE RANGE: recommendations
The vehicle range is approved for a mixed NEDC cycle (New European Driving 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;
- heating level;
- use of electrical accessories;
- vehicle loading.
Furthermore, activating ECO mode enables the vehicle to automatically take charge of all energy consuming elements (engine power, heating, etc.) to reduce their consumption to the fullest possible extent. Please refer to the information on “Eco-driving” in Section 2.
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.
- keep an eye on the tools available to you to view the road conditions (charge meter, current consumption, journey log, etc). Please refer to the information on “Eco-driving” in Section 2;
- adapt your driving style to avoid excessive energy consumption
- favour power recovery: anticipate traffic changes by lifting your foot off the accelerator pedal or by braking gradually.
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.
The use of heating or air-conditioning reduces vehicle range.
To maintain your vehicle range, you are recommended to favour:
- before using the vehicle, the “programming” mode (please refer to the information in “Air-conditioning: programming” in Section 3).
- while driving, the ECO mode (please see information about “ECO driving” in Section 2).
An under-inflated tyre increases energy consumption. Comply with the specified tyre pressures for your vehicle.
When driving, use tyres made by the same manufacturer, with the same dimensions, type and structure as the original tyres. The use of non-regulation tyres significantly reduces vehicle range.
Please see the information on “Tyre pressure” in Section 4.
Avoid pointlessly overloading your vehicle.