01 Mar '12, 11am

What's Electric Vehicle Hypermiling? OSCAR Knows

Better Place Denmark /Screen capture Range anxiety, that creeping sensation that you'll run out of battery charge in your electric vehicle before you reach your destination, is real. Hypermiling, the practice of changing your driving style to reduce fuel (substitute 'power') usage, can actually help reduce range anxiety. Surmounting range anxeity is key to EVs gaining acceptance. In Denmark and Israel, where Better Place has begun to roll out infrastructure and all-electric Renault Fluence Z.E. sedans, an on-board management system called OSCAR is a useful tool to hypermile...and soothe drivers' fears. OSCAR is a dashboard system that keeps track of trips and how individual drivers handle the car – constantly tracking style, speed, road conditions, and battery level to give an accurate prediction of remaining range. It also automatically reminds and directs users to the ne...

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