In our previous blog post, we discussed tips and tricks to maximize your EV's range on the road. Another way to boost an EV's battery range is through window tinting, especially during the hot summer months.
It is important to understand how window tinting works. Window tinting is a thin film that is applied to the inside of a vehicle's windows. It's designed to block out a certain amount of the sun's heat and light, reducing the amount of heat and blocking up to 99% of the UV rays that enter the vehicle's cabin. This can make the car more comfortable to drive, especially during hot weather, and protect the vehicle's interior surfaces (dashboard, upholstery, and contents).
For Electric Vehicles, however, the benefits of window tinting extend even further. When the temperature inside a car gets too hot, it can cause the battery to lose efficiency. This is because lithium-ion batteries, which are commonly used in EVs, perform best in a narrow temperature range. If the temperature gets too hot or too cold, it can cause the battery to lose some of its charge.
In addition, some EVs, such as all Tesla models, offer a "Overheat Protection" feature, which senses the temperature inside the cabin when the vehicle is parked, and automatically activate the climate system to cool down the cabin. This of course will consume more battery. By reducing the amount of heat inside the cabin with a professionally installed window tint on all windows, the vehicle will utilize less battery, increasing the available range of the vehicle and leading to improved battery life.
Not all window tinting is created equal!
To achieve maximum efficiency for your EV, we recommend a professional installation of high quality film with manufacturer-backed guarantees. If you are in the Oklahoma City area, look no further than our preferred partners at Turbo Tint. The team of seasoned professionals at Turbo Tint will offer a range of packages and help you select the one that fits your personal preference in terms of pricing, styles and shades of tint. And best of all, installation is extremely quick and takes only about an hour for most customers. With two conventient locations in the greater Oklahoma City area, you can't go wrong by entrusting your vehicle to them!
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