Fleet FYIs: A Podcast by Utilimarc

What Is Phantom Drain and How Does It Affect EV Fleets?

April 29, 2022 Utilimarc Season 3 Episode 15
Fleet FYIs: A Podcast by Utilimarc
What Is Phantom Drain and How Does It Affect EV Fleets?
Show Notes

We all know, especially in today’s sustainability-charged environment, that electric vehicle range is one of the most important aspects for any driver or fleet manager to consider when adopting EVs. It is imperative when it comes to planning the logistics behind daily vehicle routes and charging schedules, as a lower range will mean shorter, inefficient routes and more frequent charging needs.

EV fleet managers will also have to consider the various situations and factors that cause batteries to drain faster or inhibit efficient charging. Extreme temperatures is one of these factors. For fleets operating in extremely hot or cold weather conditions, battery capacity and charging speed can be negatively affected. These effects can be permanent and lessen an EV’s range over time. 

Many drivers are now noticing another phenomenon, called phantom drain, affecting their battery performance and fuel efficiency.

But what exactly is the cause? Let’s dig in.

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