9 EV Accessories Every EV Owner Should Keep In Their Car

Electric vehicles (or EVs) have yet to replace gas-powered automobiles, but they are slowly gaining popularity. Most people love the convenience of being able to charge up at home and skip gas pumps, especially as prices soar. However, there are still fears that electric vehicles are still too new and that there will be unforeseen problems in the future. Still, fear not, because there are plenty of accessories you can use in your electric vehicle to solve almost any problem you encounter on the road.

EV charger

A Toyota vehicle connected to an electric vehicle charging station | Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

An electric charger is pretty much self-explanatory. You will need it to power your electric vehicle. Sometimes a charger will provide a plug or you will need to use the cord that came with your electric vehicle.

Traction reports that there are three types of load units you can use. These are the fast chargers, fast chargers and slow units. There is also a solar EV charger available if you are willing to spend the extra money up front.

Home charging station

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The biggest draw for many electric vehicle owners is the ability to charge at home. To do this, you will need a home charging station, several of which are available on Amazon. The joy of being able to plug in your electric vehicle and leave it to charge overnight is a big draw for many.

Ecogears reports that it doesn’t increase your electric bill either. There will be a slight increase, but it is very insignificant compared to gasoline prices. However, you will have to pay extra for this, in addition to the setup fee.

electric car cover

An electric blanket might seem like an odd application for your electric vehicle, but it’s pretty handy if you don’t want to splurge on heated seats. Simply plug it into your in-dash charging port, and you’re good to go. This could be very handy for anyone who enjoys car camping but hasn’t anticipated how chilly the nights could be after a nice sunny day.

Electric car tires

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Although you could theoretically use typical car tires on your electric vehicle, it’s worth buying tires explicitly designed for an electric car. Many new electric vehicle users may not be aware that they produce instant torque. Electric car tires can help extend your vehicle’s range.

All-Weather Floor Mats

All-weather floor mats are a great addition to get, whether you’re going green with an electric vehicle or sticking to a gas-powered vehicle for now. It will protect your floor covering, which is essential when the car starts to age. This is even more essential for owners of electric vehicles who live in regions with harsh winters.

Yes, your electric vehicle comes with charging cables. However, nothing is 100% guaranteed, and it’s good to have an extra set of cables just in case. It’s a good idea to make them heat resistant materials, so they don’t overheat.

Power extension cord

When your cord isn’t long enough and you can’t get close to the outlet, an extension cord can quickly become one of the most important tools you own. Don’t just grab one from the closet, though. You need to make sure it’s sturdy so that it can hold a charge and you won’t risk being electrocuted when you plug it in.

Electric car jack and spare tire

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Learning how to change a flat tire might seem like a right of passage, and that’s because it’s probably going to happen at least once during your time on the road. An electric car jack plugs into the 12V power outlet, and the jack lifts your electric vehicle so you can add your spare tire.

Electric vehicle sticker

If you’re an activist or just proud of the fact that you own an electric vehicle, a sticker can show your love to the world. There are stickers that say things like “Go Green” or “Make Electric Affordable”, which will let others know your position on saving the planet.

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