Electric automobiles can already go longer distances than gasoline vehicles; ‘range anxiety is a thing of the past.’
EVEN though people are concerned about vehicle ranges, electric cars now drive further than petrol and diesel models.
According to new Nissan research, clean cars go roughly 630 kilometers further than typical internal combustion engines. Electric car owners drove an average of 14,200 kilometers each year, compared to only 13,600 kilometers for regular car owners.
The shocking discovery comes as fresh data suggests that range anxiety is still one of the top concerns among road users and a barrier to more people switching to electric vehicles.
The lack of range is the top problem for more than half of those who are unlikely to buy a fully electric vehicle.
Sixty-six percent of those who aren’t contemplating an electric vehicle say there aren’t enough charging stations.
Almost half of respondents believed there was insufficient public charging infrastructure to support the operation of an electric vehicle.
Over a quarter of EV drivers, on the other hand, feel that running out of battery is one of the most common misconceptions about EV driving.
They argue that the technology and infrastructure are “adequately developed” for everyday use.
Range should not be a deterrent to switching to electric automobiles, according to electric car owners.
A total of 70% of EV drivers reported their range experience had been better than they had anticipated.
Range worry, according to Arnaud Charpentier, Nissan Region Vice President, will soon be a thing of the past.
“This research confirms that electric driving is not just a wise, environmentally friendly alternative, but also a joyful, thrilling, and handy decision for owners,” he stated.
“It’s no surprise that consumers now drive electric vehicles further than they do ICE vehicles.
“With more electric vehicles on the road dispelling falsehoods, range anxiety will soon be a thing of the past.”
The infrastructure for electric vehicles is rapidly increasing to guarantee that drivers have access to everything they need.
Over 22,500 public EV charging devices were available across the UK as of April 1, 2021.
There were a total of 4,259 rapid charging devices in the UK out of this total.
During the first quarter of the year, the number of devices available climbed by over 2,000.
This was about 10% higher than the previous quarter, and 379 rapid charging units were on their way to being deployed.
Nissan claims that its popular Nissan LEAF has garnered 500,000 owners in the first decade of electric vehicles. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”