When it comes to electric vehicles, one of the often-asked concerns by buyers is the availability of charging stations and the mileage of the car. Thanks to recent developments in the technology used in batteries and a rapidly expanding network of public charging stations, electric vehicles for road trips are now easier than ever. If you're thinking of making a long-distance trip with your future electric car, then the below tips will be helpful in making the most out of your electric vehicle. Efficient Driving Avoid pressing the gas pedal too hard or moving too quickly if you're out on a long drive as it increases power consumption. As you gradually slow down, your EV's regenerative braking system kicks in and starts regenerating that lost power. Map out your stops With the advanced navigation systems implemented in your EV, you'll have no problems in deciding which stops to make in order to reach the nearest charging port or station. Across Ontario, there are more than 1,700 charging stations with over 5,000 charging ports and just in Mississauga alone, there are 428 public charging station ports available. Carry your earthing kit It is essential for EV users to additionally have their earthing kit because the majority of hotels do not supply proper earthing. EVs are vulnerable to damage when charging without the proper earthing. Using your kit, you can protect your EV from unexpected electrical spikes and increase its lifespan. Warmer Weather EVs lose power quicker in cold weather, much like your phone does. If you plan to use the open road in the winter, keep in mind that you'll need to charge your car more frequently. For more details on finding the best electric vehicle for your road trips, contact us at Skaha Ford. We provide a variety of options on Electric Vehicles that are a perfect fit for any budget.