Simple battery management replaces coolant refills, oil changes and spark plugs. In some ways, driving an electric car even replaces the odometer, since total mileage is not the leading indicator of battery health.
That’s not to say there is no EV maintenance. There is. But a lot of the car care comes in the form of daily best practices, rather than big, costly trips to the service center.
While some early EV adopters enjoy the process of learning by scouring forums, trading tips in EV clubs, and experimenting with our cars, that is hardly an easy way to learn about electric car ownership. I promise that there are other ways to absorb that knowledge.
That's why we are excited to introduce this EV 101 program for new or prospective EV owners. It's a 7-day email series designed by PhDs and battery scientists at Recurrent to help everyone – experienced or inexperienced – learn about EV ownership and how to care for their car.
The course’s goal is simple: We want it to be easier for any driver to buy and own an electric car. That means understanding the basics of battery chemistry and physics, while keeping a safe distance from boring lectures or academic acronyms. I promise, only the things you need to know!
The answers to these questions don’t need to be as dense as they might seem. Owning an electric car should be fun, and we’ll do our best to make this email series as approachable as possible.
We are a team of battery scientists and early EV adopters. We live and breath electric cars and their batteries. We offer free battery wellness reports for EV owners in the US and (paid) battery checks for car dealerships.
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