It’s no big mystery that companies need vehicles, but what is a big secret is how to care for and clean your electric vehicle. I know what you’re thinking…can an electric vehicle be cleaned? Yes. Absolutely yes, and we are going to tell you about it in this post.
The other day we were talking to Plazy; I’m sure you’ve heard of Plazy, and they told us that in Spain there are millions of cars, certainly they all know how to clean it, but as they switch to an electric vehicle, they stop knowing how to do it! Davide told us: “I have customers who ask me if their car will short-circuit if it gets wet“, obviously not because it can be driven in the rain, but anyway… So we thought we would bring you some tips on how to take proper care of your electric vehicle:
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1. Dry cleaning
Choose dry cleaning over conventional washing. This helps protect your vehicle’s batteries and is a much more detailed type of cleaning. In addition, conventional cleaning is a waste of water: Plazy saves an average of 150 liters of water per wash.
2. Use specialized products for vehicles
We have all seen the typical internet videos suggesting home remedies to keep the vehicle clean. Sometimes they can go well, but they can also result in tragedy. In fact, some of these can wear out your bodywork or tires; and sometimes cheap can be very expensive.
3. Maintain a weekly cleaning of your vehicle
Did you know that a dirty vehicle needs more energy to operate? This is due to the thermal imaging camera. For this reason, it is preferable to dedicate half an hour a week to perform small cleanings of the vehicle and every two months to perform a complete cleaning. If you periodically clean your vehicle, it will last much longer as if it had just left the dealership and will consume less energy.
4. Use protective wax to protect the bodywork for as long as possible.
Carnauba wax is the hardest vegetable wax and this gives a much more professional finish and makes it last in its initial state much longer.
Now you may be thinking: how interesting, but what does it have to do with my business? Very much so. Not only because it can affect your safety and that of your employees, as Mapfre explains, but also because it can have a direct impact on your budget through sales, if the vehicle has to go to the workshop for repairs due to poor care and is no longer operational.