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Can Window Tint Increase Your EV’s Range?

At Doctor Detail we recognize Electric cars are the future of the automotive industry. There was a time when this may have been debatable, but as the prices are decreasing, the cost of fuel is increasing, pollution is at a critical mass, and people are more environmentally minded, it is becoming a tough point to argue against. The only issue that stands in the way of many potential switchers is range anxiety. Even though changing stations are becoming commonplace we totally understand the hesitation. Recently, we did a bit of research and found that the range of your electric vehicle can be greatly increased using one simple trick, and we couldn’t wait to share it with you.

It turns out that a HUGE amount of your vehicle’s energy goes into running creature comforts for the occupants. This would include things like the stereo, heat warmers, interior lights, and most of all, the heater and the air conditioning. We did a little side-by-side comparison and this is what we found.

A Tesla Model S 90D will get an expected range of 522KMs in the middle of the summer heat. BUT, the moment you turn on the air conditioner that number drops to 486KMs or nearly 10%. Using climate control in the heat of summer or dead of winter is enough to drastically reduce the expected range of your EV. So what can you do about it?

Heat Rejecting Window Tint

Doctor Detail Dartmouth recommends the simple solution is to tint your windows, preferably with premium ceramic window films. Along with blocking 99% of UV rays, you can also block up to 63% of solar energy. This means that it keeps the interior of your vehicle more than twice as cool in the summer and keeps more than twice the amount of heat inside the vehicle in the winter. Eliminate the need for constant AC and Heat, and you gain increased comfort and 10% extended range from your EV.


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