5 Tips For Keeping Your EV Charged On A Long Trip




Have you ever thought, “Wahhh wouldn’t be nice to drive my EV from Kuala Lumpur to Johor”? 

While electric vehicle (EV) owners enjoy many benefits of having an EV, such as its low running costs and smooth driving experience, they might be nervous about the driving range. This is especially true for those looking to drive long distances.

If you're one of those drivers who like to go on long road trips but are concerned about keeping your EV charged, we've got some tips for you!

Charge it before you leave


Okay, duh, you knew that already. But hear us out.

In everyday use, we don't recommend charging to more than 80% to help keep your battery healthy. However, if you have a long drive ahead, you should try to make sure you're fully charged before you leave.

If you have a home charging unit, plug it in overnight and make sure it is 100% in the morning.

Plan your route


It's important to know that all cars have a limited range, including EVs. Like a regular car, you put petrol in to keep it running, and for an EV, you'll need to charge it.

What some people might not know is different EVs have different ranges. For example, the Hyundai Kona e-Max has a 484km range, while the e-Lite and e-Plus have a 305km range. 

That's why you need to plan the route ahead to reach your destination with sufficient battery.

Download the necessary apps

To make sure that you don't run out of juice before you reach your destination, we recommend using a route planning app like A Better Route Planner (ABRP)  to schedule your charging stop at a convenient place along your route. 

If you are going further than your EV’s range, you will probably need to use a public charger.

We recommend downloading apps like JOMCharge and chargEV (which are available for both Android and iOS) which can help you locate nearby charging stations and guide you through the process of charging.

Not only should you download the applications, but you should also log in and finish the account setup for each one before you go, to prevent wasting time at the charger.

Do. Not. Speed.


Similar to an internal combustion engine, going faster in an EV requires more power, which means that your battery will drain faster and your range will be shorter.

If you've recently purchased a new EV and aren't sure how driving at high speeds on the highway will affect your range, we recommend slowing down a bit and scheduling a charging stop a little earlier than you think you'll need just in case. 

What if your EV runs out of juice?


If you're ever in a situation where you're on the road, your EV has run out of battery, you have no idea where the nearest charging station is, and it's getting dark soon. Fret not! 

With FLUX All-Inclusive EV Subscription, we'll take care of everything. Just give us a call, and we'll get it towed to a charging station immediately.

We're here to help you make 'owning' an EV a worry-free, hassle-free experience. Discover how you can jump-start your EV by browsing our selection on our website.


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