Here's why it's less important to invest in the equipment that consumes the most energy in your electric vehicle

Here's why it's less important to invest in the equipment that consumes the most energy in your elec ...

JVTech News Here are some ideas for how to minimize your electric vehicle's consumption, and why it isn't so important.

Published on 03/18/2023 at 15:15

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One wonders how much electricity your vehicle can consume. Some devices are surprising, even if we conclude that we should not think of the electric automobile as a thermal vehicle.

Even when stationary, an electric automobile consumes energy.

Clean Automobile tested the individual usages of the Hyundai Ioniq 6's main equipment. There are still some surprises.

Already we must begin by talking about the on-board electronics that have a constant consumption. The state of consumption while driving and that in parking mode with the ignition on remains variable. There is a nuance, with 380 watts on the road versus 240 watts stationary with the electronic handbrake.

The continuously on-board computer therefore needs to perform more calculations and therefore consumes more energy, allowing us to see the individual consumption of each apparatus.

EquipmentConsumption in WattsRear defrost500On-board electronics (on the road)380On-board electronics (in P)240Brake lights130Heated seat120Wipers120Heated steering wheel90Full headlight70Electric window70Indicator50Dipped beam headlights30Radio30USB smartphone charging20Horn10.

What is the most power efficient electric vehicle?

The Automobile Propre table gives an idea of the individual usage of each piece of equipment. The rear defrost consumes the most with 500 watts.. When using resistors to generate heat, it seems quite reasonable.

The most surprising is the use of the rear brake lights, which is a problem with the Hyundai Ioniq 6, which consumes 130 watts when braking. Moreover, full headlights consume twice as much power, which is quite unusual.

Keeping that in mind, some devices require a short-term energy consumption. Defrosting, for example, will not last longer than 10 minutes while the headlights are switched on throughout the journey at night.

Consumption is calculated over a full hour. We are only dealing with instantaneous electrical expenditure. It would therefore be necessary to examine each piece of equipment individually over a longer period, especially on its range of consumption and its average action time. This may be an opportunity to do so in a future analysis article.

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