Without range anxiety, what is holding back the EV market?

by Mark Benson on August 27, 2016

Without range anxiety, what is holding back the EV market?

Without range anxiety, what is holding back the EV market?

There are two very distinct camps when it comes to the electric car market, those who believe and those who refuse to even consider this new technology. One issue which is mentioned time and time again is that of “range anxiety” which is effectively the fear of running out of battery power mid-journey. If we look back five or 10 years this was a very valid point and something which did impede development of the electric car market. However, should range anxiety be even a consideration today?

Battery technology developments

It seems that each and every day brings a new headline from the battery technology sector with the likes of Tesla talking about a new technology which can cover 300 miles per full charge. We have an array of other companies looking at similar improvements in battery technology which could indeed take maximum range capacity per full charge even further. Therefore, this does beg the question why are we even discussing range anxiety when the average motorist will drive no more than 80 miles per day? [click to continue…]

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