Absolutely! Everyone needs a bit of countryside (or Kuchen from Oma) every so often. One thing to keep in mind: your phone will need reception to open or close the car. Also, you can only end the trip in the same operating area you started in, in Berlin or Hamburg. Here are our top tips for longer trips:
- Plan charging times so you don’t run out of battery:
find charging stations in the WeShare app. We recommend downloading the Plugsurfing app (download for iOS
) to see stations across Germany. Set the Key/card
filter to see all suitable charging stations – you’ll find the card in the central console on the ID.3 or glovebox on the e-Golf. We recommend filtering for fast charging stations so you can spend less time waiting until your car is fully charged.
- In Plugsurfing, the green stations show that the charging station is free
– click to see if the station offers fast charging (recommended). It may happen that a station is green, but turns out to be busy or defective. Unfortunately, we have no control over this, but it rarely happens. If it does though, please get in touch with the charging station providers.
- Pay attention to the warnings in the car:
they let you know when the battery is low.
- Save energy while driving with ‘recuperation mode
slide the gear lever to position B.
- Reduce energy use to drive further:
the distance you can travel with an e-car depends on many things. Your driving style is one of course. Also, how much you use features that use electricity, like air conditioning. Last but not least, driving in city traffic or the motorway (higher speeds use more electricity).
Tip for Hamburg: be aware that at the minute hvv switch charging stations cannot be used for charging, parking and ending the trip.