Are EVs a Threat to the Grid?
Your Guide to Home Charging an EV
Charging your EV at home is one of the great joys of owning an electric car. Using a home charger is the easiest, most efficient, and most practical way to keep your battery topped up. Whether it’s a full tank of gas or a full battery charge, very few of us use all of our range during a day of driving. This means you can plug in your EV at night and wake up in the morning with plenty of power to get you where you need to go. Here are some tips to get the most out of your home charger. Tip 1: Install a Level 2 DC Charger These home chargers give you more power, more quickly. They make it easier to top off your vehicle quickly when needed. And, because you have to charge for less time, you can do all your charging in the off-peak hours when electricity is cheapest. Tip 2: Choose When to Charge VinFast’s app allows you to choose when you want to charge your EV. You can set your vehicle to charge automatically during off-peak times only, so you pay less for electricity. Tip 3: Charge to 80% Modern lithium-ion batteries don’t…
How Your Battery Can Help Generate Power During a Power Outage?
In the United States, everyone will experience at least two hours of a power outage during the year. While this is a considerably low number, a power outage can come in various ways: from standard maintenance to natural emergencies like storms and blizzards. It can be said that electricity is an essential part of our lives. It is the lifeblood for many of the activities that we do daily, and now, even our vehicles. However, your electric vehicle is essentially a large battery on wheels. Thus, one surprising advantage of your EV battery is that you can have the ability to use it to power your home in case of emergencies. Even though your electric vehicle can be charged using your home’s power. The opposite can be done to power your home by using the energy left from your car’s battery. Or, simply, a generator as a backup power source. EVs now have battery packs ranging from 40 to 65 kilowatt-hours. That means a fully charged battery from your electric vehicle can power your home for two to three days. Maybe even four days if your battery capacities reach beyond 65 kilowatt-hours. Even though this is a relatively new concept,…
What is Regenerative Braking and How to Use It?
As car technologies continue to move forward, regenerative braking, while not new, is something that not many people know about. So, what is regenerative braking exactly? Regenerative braking allows the vehicle to utilize wasted energy during the braking sequence. The power from the spinning wheel of your car is used to reverse the electricity directly from the electric motors back to the battery. The driver can activate the electric regeneration by simply lifting your foot from the accelerator to the coast or braking the car by pressing the brake pedal. The system first appeared in 1967, when AMC debuted the AMC Amitron concept car to showcase their vision for the future with electric vehicle. However, regenerative braking wasn’t put into commercial production passenger vehicle until Toyota finally introduced the Prius in the 1990s. Not only that, regenerative braking has been beneficial in motor racing. Thus making them more efficient, cleaner but also faster as well. Formula 1 teams have been using a version of regenerative braking called KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) since the 2009. With the system continuing development later become an essential part of many motor racing series as well as translating them to the current road car…
How Does Summon Mode Work With My VinFast?
Like any other electric vehicle in the market currently, VinFast EV features some of the most advanced technology for a car with much more affordable offerings than its competitor. One of those fantastic features VinFast is bringing into their vehicle will be the Smart Summon Mode. How does it work? You can use VinFast’s Smart Summon Mode simply by pressing the Smart Summon Mode on your VinFast app on your phone. The vehicle will move to your location within a 200 feet radius. Another option to activate VinFast’s Smart Summon Mode is by pressing the Smart Summon Mode on your VinFast app and choosing a location within a 200 feet radius. Just simple as that, the VinFast’s Smart Summon Mode will bring the convenience of your vehicle to you with just a touch of a button on your phone. Bạn cần đăng nhập để tương tác với nội dung này: Đăng nhập.