• The Nissan EV Driver Etiquette

Nissan Manual Explains EV Etiquette

The Nissan EV Driver Etiquette addresses a broad list of everyday EV driving scenarios

Avatar By: Wheels.ca June 24, 2020

As motorists get back into their vehicles this summer, Nissan has crafted the EV Driver Etiquette – a one-stop manual for EV drivers.

Drawing on the company’s extensive heritage as a pioneer in mass-market electric mobility, the pocket guide is designed to provide digestible, reassuring advice for new and seasoned EV drivers.

The Nissan EV Driver Etiquette is infused with a series of simple yet insightful tips, carefully curated to help electric car drivers connect even more with their EV. It also features guidance on how to support fellow EV drivers and simple ways to boost confidence on the road.

The Nissan EV Driver Etiquette addresses a broad list of everyday EV driving scenarios, including everything from an EV preparation checklist and how to help others in the EV community, to optimizing the recharge process and respectful parking practices.

The Nissan EV Driver Etiquette suggests:

• Sharing is caring:

Lend a helping hand by sharing your own tips on local public charging points with friends and family, or use apps and forums to pool your advice with tips from fellow EV drivers in the local area.

• Consider your fellow EV enthusiasts:

Avoid unplugging other drivers’ EVs at public charging points and if you have a charging point at home, consider offering it to your neighbour in a way that is safe and compliant.

• Avoid ICEing and a frosty reception:

Just as you would avoid parking at an unused fuel pump, save everyone the hassle by not parking in an EV charging spot if you don’t intend to use the charger.

• Take good care of your battery

Avoid leaving your EV at low battery level for a long time to ensure battery capacity and minimize the impact on driving range. If possible, park in a closed tempered place.

• Plan your recharge:

If you’re planning a longer journey, plot out your route first and make use of mapping services to see available charging points along the way.

• Don’t need much power? Leave a friendly note:

If you don’t need to charge for very long at a public charging point, why not leave a nice note on the windshield or the charger for the next EV drivers to let them know how long it will take you, or at what time you are coming back.

• Check your tires and driving settings:

To maximize power efficiency, switch on your car’s energy-saving modes and ensure your tires are inflated to the manufacturer-recommended level.

• Explore the range of available charging options:

An electric car is like a sleeping cat; it’s inactive for 20 hours every day, make the most of this time.

Whether it’s rapid public charging point, an installed wall unit at home, or a standard domestic plug, you can effortlessly charge your electric car wherever you can access mains power – just like your smartphone.

• Look after your local charging points:

Just as you would take care of your charging solutions at home, take care of your local public charging infrastructure to ensure it operates faultlessly and at its fastest.

If you’ve been inspired by the Nissan EV Driving Etiquette – a one-stop manual for EV drivers – share your own EV driving tips on social using #EVDriverEtiquette #ElectrifyTheWorld.