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WANTING TO COME ACROSS A CHARGING STATION ON YOUR JOURNEY?

WANTING TO COME ACROSS A CHARGING STATION ON YOUR JOURNEY?

WANTING TO COME ACROSS A CHARGING STATION ON YOUR JOURNEY?

 

 

 

 

Wanting to find a charging station but where do you start?

CleanCar totally understand’s the daunting feeling that you may be experiencing. The daunting feeling that occurs when you need to find a charging station. This is when you need to plan where they will be beforehand. This is to prevent drivers from being in a situation where they run out of battery.  There are many apps that can show you local charging points etc.  Researching where charging-points are in the area before your journey will help you become more aware of charging points for back up. This is just in case you need them and have judged the vehicle range wrong. The driver will have more confidence to drive wherever they may like. Without range anxiety taking over.

Majority of drivers assume charging points will be at petrol/diesel fuelling stations. That is wrong. Unfortunately not every fuel station has a charging point. Planning your journey is the way forward to ensuring you are going to have enough battery and make it to your charging stations without running out. Having the confidence to know how far your vehicles goes without running out of battery.

 

 

 

 

So, where you are going to charge next?

This is why you need to plan… It is the only way you will be able to balance your journey out and get the most range out of your vehicle.

 

 

 

 

Planning your journey isn’t hard or time consuming at all …

Doing research as I have mentioned before and understanding your vehicle’s range will help you evaluate how you work out when you need to charge vehicle next. Looking at the range of the vehicle and then the journey mileage it will determine when your vehicle will need a charge. Also, allowing yourself to keep a few more miles in the battery will give you a little more hope if plan A doesn’t workout you can always go to plan B. You will soon get used to when your vehicle needs charging.

Planning  your journey is beneficial for you if you travel alone as you would already have planned what charging point you are going to be using and how long it will take etc. The reason we say this is, incase the charging points you originally wanted to use in plan A were not working etc. Always have a back up plan to ensure you have time ahead to get to your destination with a reasonable amount of battery in the vehicle to reach plan B.

Look at it like an EV adventure. All EV drivers do it. It adapt’s to your lifestyle of driving. It just takes a little time. For some driver’s they get the hang of the range very quickly some don’t. Once your used to your vehicle drivers find it much easier and convenient as they are able to stop during a journey. Which, give themselves a break whilst the vehicle is charging. They go grab a coffee; chat to a few clients and send a few emails to their team. It’s not as bad as you think. It’s beneficial to the environment and yourself.

 

 

 

 

Never Feel Alone…

Never feel you are alone when you are a EV driver. There are now recovery companies that  are trained to work with electric vehicle’s. The roadside recovery companies will ensure that if you run out of battery they will tow you to the nearest charging station. Try not to use it, but if you have to they are there. You may do this once but a mistake you learn from, you may never have to use it again. Knowing it’s there as a Plan Z makes you feel much better as an EV driver. When you purchase and electric vehicle, getting the right recovery company is what you should be looking for. You will have to do some research into this. To get the right recovery company that can be supportive and do this for you.

Being recovered may not be the quickest or convenient experience to have but it’s their if you judge your range incorrectly. A recovery company is there for reassurance if you have ran out of battery after going for plan A and then plan B. You will soon get used to the vehicle. How long the range lasts and what journeys it will need a few charges for. You will also get used to knowing the areas you are driving to and from and where charging points are going to be. Soon enough, there will not be any planning before each journey because you would have adapted to the EV lifestyle.

Now, does this sound reassuring? I hope it does. Now, do you want to make the EV switch if it will be beneficial to you? Then, why not try CleanCar out… We show you the benefits and cost savings of making the EV switch. Also, if you are not going to benefit from a Electric Vehicle then we will tell you.

Saving you time and money.

If you would like to know more about CleanCar please continue reading… Thank you.

 

 

ABOUT CLEANCAR –

In the five years since we envisioned CleanCar. Our core proposition has become increasingly more relevant to business fleets and motorists. We accelerate the transition to electric mobility from fossil fuel dependency. Our CleanCar solution aims to fully inform both businesses and private motorists in making that ‘transition’ as easy as possible…

 

 

 

 

QUESTIONS THAT ARE ANSWERED BY OUR TEAM RELEVANT TO THIS BLOG 

 

 

 

 

HOW DOES THE DEVICE WORK?

The CleanCar device (we must find a catchier name, send ideas to helpdesk@cleancar.io) is an incredibly smart piece of kit, but for this FAQ, we will keep it simple.

  • The CleanCar device has been designed to record GPS coordinates of your location while you are driving
  • It will do this every 10 seconds or 100 metres or 25-degree change in direction so on a winding road it takes more coordinates and on a straight one less.
  • The device saves these coordinates and every few minutes it connects to the mobile network via an on-board sim and uploads these to the CleanCar portal. It will store around ten days of driving if for any reason there is no signal.
  • Once we receive the data, we store it up, and while most people are asleep in the early morning, our servers and algorithms convert it into journeys and statistics.
  • The following day you will be able to log in see your stats.
  • CleanCar aims to help users like you to make the switch from your internal combustion engine to an electric vehicle.

 

 

 

 

WHO ARE THE TEAM BEHIND THE CLEANCAR TEAM

  • CleanCar is owned by The Virtual Forge and run by Alex Baker, www.thevirtualforge.comare a company who design exciting and innovative IT systems for some of the world’s best-known companies, they also analyse lots of data. We have about 120 employees based all over the world in the UK, Portugal and the USA.  The team dedicated to CleanCar numbers eight presently with loads of support from the rest of the group. Our founder Alex Baker would love to hear your views, drop him a line on alex@cleancar.io

 

 

 

 

HOW TO CONTACT THE CLEANCAR SYSTEM TEAM –

  • Wanting to find more information regarding The CleanCar System and changing to an Electric Fleet please contact our team at helpdesk@cleancar.io or visit our website at www.cleancar.io.

We hope you find all the information you need to gain a better understanding of the CleanCar system. We have many more blogs on our webpage that will show you how CleanCar works to guides. All you have to do to visit our blogs is click on the following link – https://www.cleancar.io/blog/or if you think this will be beneficial to someone you know then share our blog.

We also have a FAQ page. If you have questions they may have been answered on here – www.cleancar.io/faq

Please find us on social media @CleanCarsystem and give us a follow!

Thank you.

 

Wanting to be EV owners?

Wanting to be EV owners?

Wanting to be EV owners?

By Alice Wilson Digital Marketing Assistant

Are you wanting to make the electric vehicle switch but unsure on a few questions? How about reading this blog and your questions may be answered within it. If you would like any questions answered that are not answered in this blog please e-mail us at info@cleancar.io.

 

 

 

 Making that switch from fuelling and polluting emissions out of your vehicle to then just charging your vehicle and cleaning the air we breath in is the biggest transition that will happen within the EV switch. But… there are questions that still aren’t being answered to make the switch.

 

 

 

 

How can I get to meetings miles away?

When I have meetings, will my vehicle last my whole journey or will I have to re-charge half way through the journey there and back? Now, if you were to go on a journey in your fuelled vehicle you would know you would either have to fill up before the journey or half way. There is no difference. However, fueling your vehicle up is rushing, no chance to look at phone, call contacts, or respond to emails. Whereas, making the EV switch you can take a break whilst your vehicle is charging, respond to emails, make urgent calls and socialise and learn more things about your EV with other EV drivers.  Yes, sometimes Electric Public charging points are busy but it’s only waiting at a petrol station until someone else has filled up just a little longer. 

 

 

 

 

Planning your journey –

Planning your journey before you start it is the best option which we recommend. There are many apps that will help you with this. Finding your closest charging points on the way to your destinations will save a lot of time. Not every petrol station and car park have charging points and also, when they do there are sometimes only 2 on the site. If they are being used, what are you going to do? You have 30 miles left… You should prepare for back-up plans for other charging points in the area to keep you going. Always allow more time when you set off for your journey, then if you are expected to find another charging point you will have enough time to do this.

 

 

 

 

How long will my vehicle range last? –

Having an electric vehicle is like having a petrol/diesel the difference is you charge and have no-emissions from electric. BUT, the pedals, steering wheel and everything else in the vehicle is updated but the same inside. Just powered… Now, you will start seeing instead of F – E (Full to Empty) you will see how many miles you have left as well as a battery, the battery may not last as long as a full tank in your fuelled vehicle but you will soon get used to it. It just takes a little bit of time. The sooner you start to look more into the range of your new vehicle and start to drive one the better! See, no need to worry! 

 

 

 

 

Charging my vehicle through the night, will it last?

Charging your vehicle through the night is the fast and efficient way to know that you will be sleeping whilst your vehicle is becoming ready for you in the morning for your journey ahead. What do you do? Well, when you get home from work or an event on the evening just pop it on charge and leave it overnight to charge away. It will soon be ready for you to use your vehicle the next day. Once you have a EV you should purchase a home charging point the best thing to buy in this case. You can charge your vehicle when you feel like and you will know that it’s available to use instead of waiting or thinking about public charging points. See, charging your vehicle in the comfort of your driveway. Safe and sound.

Can you get a bigger battery for your vehicle to last longer on journeys? There will not be any need for this. The reason why is that you will soon be getting used to your EV battery you have by now. As soon as you change it again it will be starting all over again. Understanding the range and trying to do as many miles as you can out of it will start to become a challenge and a challenge that may surprise how far your EV actually goes without a charge. So, instead of purchasing a bigger battery which could be wasting your money why not charge your vehicle more frequently at home or at work. More easy and convenient for yourself. There are all types of vehicles with different range capacity and you choose the vehicle that would suit your needs or why not find out if you would save money by making the EV switch?

Wanting to make the EV switch but unsure if it will beneficial for you? Why not use the risk-free system – The CleanCar system. We can show you the true benefits of making the EV switch. If a electric vehicle will not be suitable for you we will tell you. We can also show what specific electric vehicle’s would be beneficial for you. What do you think? Call our team, we can have a chat and let you know…

 

 

 

 

About CleanCar –

In the five years since we envisioned CleanCar, our core proposition has become increasingly more relevant to business fleets and motorists. We accelerate the transition to electric mobility from fossil fuel dependency. Our CleanCar solution aims to fully inform both businesses and private motorists in making that ‘transition’ as easy as possible…

 

 

 

 

Questions that are answered by our team relevant to this blog –

 

 

How does the device work? –

The CleanCar device (we must find a catchier name, send ideas to helpdesk@cleancar.io) is an incredibly smart piece of kit, but for this FAQ, we will keep it simple.

  • The CleanCar device has been designed to record GPS coordinates of your location while you are driving
  • It will do this every 10 seconds or 100 metres or 25-degree change in direction so on a winding road it takes more coordinates and on a straight one less.
  • The device saves these coordinates and every few minutes it connects to the mobile network via an onboard sim and uploads these to the CleanCar portal. It will store around ten days of driving if for any reason there is no signal.
  • Once we receive the data, we store it up, and while most people are asleep in the early morning, our servers and algorithms convert it into journeys and statistics.
  • The following day you will be able to log in see your stats.
  • CleanCar aims to help users like you to make the switch from your internal combustion engine to an electric vehicle. 

     

     

     

     

     

    Who are the team behind the cleancar team

    CleanCar is owned by The Virtual Forge and run by Alex Baker, www.thevirtualforge.com are a company who design exciting and innovative IT systems for some of the worlds best-known companies, they also analyse lots of data.We have about 120 employees based all over the world in the UK, Portugal and the USA.  The team dedicated to CleanCar numbers eight presently with loads of support from the rest of the group.Our founder Alex Baker would love to hear your views, drop him a line on alex@cleancar.io

     

     

    How to Contact The CleanCar System Team –

Wanting to find more information regarding The CleanCar System and changing to an Electric Fleet please contact our team at helpdesk@cleancar.io or visit our website at www.cleancar.io.

We hope you find all the information you need to gain a better understanding of the CleanCar system. We have many more blogs on our webpage that will show you how CleanCar works to guides. All you have to do to visit our blogs is click on the following link – https://www.cleancar.io/blog/or if you think this will be beneficial to someone you know then share our blog.

We also have a FAQ page. If you have questions they may have been answered on here – www.cleancar.io/faq

Please find us on social media @cleancarsystem and give us a follow!

Thank you.