Range anxiety

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Post by pjm007 » Mon Sep 20, 2021 1:00 am

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/0 ... -involved/

It’s in the Telegraph - so it must be true.

“Range anxiety makes electric car drivers less likely to be involved in road accidents

The risk of running out of power makes people drive more cautiously to avoid becoming stranded, data suggests.

Electric car drivers are less likely to be involved in accidents than those in petrol or diesel motors because range anxiety makes them drive more slowly, research suggests.

Range anxiety is known as the fear that the car will run out of power, instinctively making people drive more cautiously to avoid becoming stranded en route.

Electric car batteries degrade over time, so users are advised to avoid rapid charging or keeping the battery at 100 per cent and to minimise exposure to high temperatures when parked, while also being encouraged to take the car on regular short trips.”
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Post by Chris John » Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:29 am

Range anxiety and lack of chargers is also a reason why for many they are just not viable
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Post by step2534 » Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:41 pm

pjm007 That makes perfect sense to be fair. As I said in a previous post I am a bit paranoid trying to keep the car in electric mode watching the needle. Bit silly really but hey ho.

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Post by pjm007 » Tue Sep 21, 2021 8:39 pm

step2534 wrote:
Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:41 pm
pjm007 That makes perfect sense to be fair. As I said in a previous post I am a bit paranoid trying to keep the car in electric mode watching the needle. Bit silly really but hey ho.

If it leads to safer driving then that's all good (Ian Fletcher, W1A). As I still drive an old fashioned ICE, my anxiety level is lower. That's also good.
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