It's EV Tuesday!
23rd May 2023
It's Tuesday, Happy Tuesday EV Owners!
A new week is upon us already, the sun is shining and boy do we have a cracking line up for you this week! Each week we will bring to you 5 different tools, tutorials, podcasts, pretty much anything we can find to help you with your electric car.
Feel free to let us know if there is anything in particular you want to know about....we will get our little fingers tapping at the internet for you and see what we come up with.
Until then, grab a drink, click on the links below and enjoy this weeks 5 items, plus the added extra of a blog item.
We will be posting this to our social media channels including Facebook
(check out r/evcables subreddit
). If you have access to our blog
, you will get an extra item
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Have a great week everyone and happy reading!
1. EV APP OF THE WEEK: EV 8 SWITCH
This is like an EV suitability test for those considering going electric. Launched by the UK government, EV8 Switch shows you if transitioning to an EV is the right option by outlining how to reduce your carbon footprint, how much money you could save and by making bespoke EV recommendations.
For the app to work, you have to compare EVs against your existing vehicle, so it monitors and logs the journeys you take in your current vehicle for 14 days to unlock personalised insights, advice and recommendations. One of the best features is its ‘Switchability Score’ that you receive after the 14 day challenge as this indicates how suitable an EV would be for your needs.
2. EV NEWS: WHICH EV?
Veloce tops Extreme E table after event-filled Hydro X E-Prix. An all-action Extreme E race weekend in Scotland concluded with Veloce Racing winning the second Grand Final and cementing its place at the top of the Championship. The team had not fared so well the previous day, after a promising practice session on Friday.
3. EV TIP: WHEELS & TYRES
Check the tyre pressures every couple of weeks. Underinflated tyres will increase rolling resistance, taking small chunks out of the estimated range. Volkswagen EVs can be equipped with AirStop tyres. These are sealed against punctures up to 5mm in depth, eliminating the need for a spare wheel.
Don’t be tempted to splash out on larger alloy wheels; the smaller rims, the longer the range. The 20- and 21-inch wheels on the Volkswagen ID.4 might look fancy, but the 18- and 19-inch designs should deliver more miles per charge.
4. EV SUSTAINABILITY: US! EVCABLES.COM
Sustainability at EV Cables. We're electrified about sustainability here at evcables.com
. As passionate advocates of electric vehicles and their positive environmental impact, we're committed to making a real difference. We're excited to share with you how we're contributing to a greener future.
YOU PLACE AN ORDER. WE PLANT A TREE. We've partnered with Ecologi to plant a tree for each purchase made. This fantastic initiative allows us to directly contribute to global reforestation, one charging cable at a time.
5. EV REVIEW: CAR MAGAZINE
New Fiat 500e review: The Supermini Goes Electric
The original 500 was an attainable and surprisingly practical made-for-the-city transport that ticked every box for a 1950s buyer.
Our more modern version, launched in 2007, did little different and was hugely successful on that basis. But as much has changed in the past 13 years as the 50 the preceded it. The fully-electric model in front of you now represents a more radical overhaul.
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6. EV FORUM: DIY ELECTRIC CAR FORUMS
A forum community dedicated to DIY electric car owners and enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about electric vehicle conversions, builds, performance, modifications, classifieds, troubleshooting, maintenance, and more!
Until next time. Have a fantastic week!
EV Cables Team
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