As the global adoption of electric vehicles increases month-over-month, many of the past practices regarding new and used vehicles will need to adapt to remain relevant. Electric vehicles are vastly different from ICE cars and require special attention to the vehicle’s battery as a crucial indicator of its overall health and longevity. Recurrent seeks to bridge this gap for current and potential EV owners by using individual EV battery data and comparing that data to that of similar vehicles on the road. This technology has the potential to become the standard for understanding and comparing an EV battery.
Electric vehicles are different and should be treated as such
While electric vehicles still represent only a small percentage of the total number of vehicles on the world’s roads, their impact on the market is increasing at an impressive rate.
Seemingly destined to become the new standard in transportation, electric vehicles come with their own components, key terms, and maintenance standards. For example, traditional combustion engines consist of thousands of separate parts, while electric vehicle components exist in the tens.
Minimal components are ideal for less maintenance and less possibility of malfunction, but the most valuable part of any electric vehicle is its battery. It is essential to ensure that it is operating at its most efficient level.
Any current EV owner will tell you that their car’s dashboard gives an estimated range which can be skewed by a number of factors. As the adoption of electric vehicles progresses, we need more transparency towards our electric vehicle batteries.
Enter Recurrent – a new data tool that not only helps you monitor your own EV battery, but can also provide you with a full report on a previously used battery before you decide to buy the EV that houses it.
Overview of recurrence
Recurrent is an EV battery monitoring tool that uses advanced machine learning to share performance data of a given vehicle against similar EVs in the system.
Using data from its ever growing user base, Recurrent is able to generate several types of EV battery reports to meet the different needs of current and potential owners.
Recurrent’s mission is to accelerate the public’s transition to electric vehicles by empowering data-driven people who buy and sell used electric vehicles.
The health of the battery itself is quite subjective depending on a number of external factors and cannot be monitored with a one-size-fits-all approach.
That being said, Recurrent’s goal is to simply open people’s minds to buying a used EV, giving them the tools to answer their own battery questions before they go. purchase.
The company seeks to answer three of the most common questions asked by people who venture into electric vehicles:
- What is the real battery life?
- How will this change in different conditions, like summer or winter?
- And what will this range be in three years?
Questions like these can all be answered using one of the many reports currently available to you as a recurring member. Here is how they break down.
Monthly Electric Vehicle Battery Status Reports
Recurrent Monthly Reports are available as a free tool with several utilities for current electric vehicle owners. By registering your vehicle using its VIN or license plate number, you can view your individual VE data through Recurrent in a few simple steps.
This monthly report is generated using your vehicle’s daily data as you use it and compares it to thousands of other vehicles in the recurring system. The result is a side-by-side comparison of your EV’s battery performance against similar EVs in the same class.
This report could prove useful in monitoring your electric vehicle range each month, becoming more aware of sudden fluctuations or decreases in range. From there, you may be better equipped to adjust your EV’s charging hygiene and driving practices to conserve your battery.
Plus, the Monthly Report allows you to track your EV battery throughout its ownership to help you determine the best time to sell in order to get the most value from your EV.
As an additional tool, you can provide proof of your EV’s value and battery condition to any potential buyer by comparing it to similar vehicles through Recurrent.
Are you renting your EV? Recurrent is always available to you and your EV for free to track your battery performance for the duration of your rental. From there, you can decide if it might be worth buying our EV at the end of your lease or upgrading to a different model. See a sample report below.
One-off reports on EV battery status
Looking to buy a used EV? As the market continues to grow, more and more people are selling their old electric vehicles and switching to the latest model. This leaves a new segment of used vehicles that buyers (especially those looking to get a deal on their very first EV) can take advantage of.
That being said, many consumers remain curious (as they should) about an electric vehicle’s battery and how long it actually lasts after buying a used car.
Luckily, Recurrent’s free one-off report is perfect for electric vehicle buyers looking to make sure they’re getting the best bang for their buck.
By creating a report through Recurrent using the VIN or license plate number of a potential EV, buyers can get a unique report on the EV and then compare it to similar vehicles.
The One-Time Buyer Report assigns the electric vehicle a range rating and then projects the type of range the vehicle will provide over the next three years.
Although the range data in the reports is displayed on a map, don’t worry. Recurrent does not collect any GPS data to ensure member privacy. Instead, the map is generated using the zip code you provide to start. Recurrent then uses this zip to assess the climate impacts your EV’s battery and range are facing.
Finally, the report lets you know if the EV battery you are considering is still under warranty and how it compares to similar EVs in the Recurrent community (see below).
The last reporting option currently available from Recurrent was designed specifically for vehicle dealers rather than consumers.
Dealership Reports are Recurrent’s only paid product and can be used as a viable tool for business owners to track their inventory. The dealership reporting platform allows electric vehicle dealers to run mass reports of all cars on their lot, constantly monitoring electric vehicle batteries and value.
This data is also absorbed into the global recurring pool that individual owners and buyers can use for future and more accurate comparisons.
Dealer Reports are a simplified, publicly accessible version of Recurrent ad hoc reports that can be submitted by dealership customers on their own EV sales sites. Notice the recurring green icon on the EV page used below.
The Recurring icon is always clickable and will provide the battery report to potential buyers to make sure both parties are aware of a given EV’s battery report. This can help the seller and the buyer to agree on a fair price.
Try Recurrent for free
Whether you own an electric vehicle or have one in mind for a used purchase, Recurrent is a useful free tool that you should check out.
If you are a homeowner, you can register your EV for monthly reports and find out how to get the most out of your EV battery. Plus, you might be more savvy about when is the best time to sell your EV.
If you’re looking to buy a used electric vehicle, it wouldn’t hurt to take your VIN to Recurrent’s free one-time report, to see what type of battery is actually in that vehicle. Keep in mind that the estimated mileage on the dashboard is not always accurate.
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