Another myth we wish to debunk is that dash cams complicate the electric vehicle wiring. Tell you what, installing a dash cam in an EV isn't as difficult as people may believe! There are plug-and-play solutions available, which allow you to connect the dash cam straight to your vehicle's power source without the need for complex cabling.
Now, here’s the thing. What about hardwiring for parking mode? While electric vehicles have 12V cigarette lighters which you can use for plug-and-play dash cam driving mode, some models don’t have a fuse box or a power source. Some electric vehicles, such as the Tesla Model 3, lack a traditional fusebox, making hardwiring a dash cam for parking mode nearly impossible. Meaning, that not all EVs will enable you to hardwire your dash cam and enable parking mode by normal means.
However, if your EV does have a fuse box, it typically contains a small 12V auxiliary battery that powers the vehicle's electronic components. But, when hardwiring a dash cam to this extra battery via the fuse box, the quantity of recording time is extremely limited. Therefore, it is recommended to have another source of power such as external dash cam battery packs.
The good news is many car shops and stores offer installation services for customers who prefer expert installation, or are concerned about handling wiring alone. If you happen to be near Richmond, BC, you are very welcome to book a schedule and have your dash cam professionally installed by our experts here.