Fleet FYIs: A Podcast by Utilimarc

12 Days of Fleet FYIs: What is Range Anxiety? | Utilimarc Fleet FYIs

December 15, 2021 Utilimarc Season 2 Episode 44
Fleet FYIs: A Podcast by Utilimarc
12 Days of Fleet FYIs: What is Range Anxiety? | Utilimarc Fleet FYIs
Show Notes

If you own an electric vehicle or you’re considering buying one, you’ve likely heard stories of people whose battery charge ran out in the middle of the day. An EV isn’t like a gas-powered car, where you can just stop at a fueling station and fill your tank in under five minutes. Batteries can take hours to charge. 

If you run out whilst you’re on your trip, that could potentially create a sticky situation. 

It means you may need to spend unplanned, extra time at a charging station for a few hours if you’re lucky enough to find one nearby. 

A 2019 study by Volvo found that more than half of the drivers surveyed were unwilling to buy EVs because they were afraid they’d run out of power before being able to charge their vehicle, while 49 percent voiced concern about the limited number of charging stations.

That’s a pretty big deal. 

But whether it’s infrastructure concerns or attitude towards a new technology – does it provide some insight as to whether or not range anxiety is still a valid concern? Let’s take a look.

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