Report: EV “range anxiety” is only perception

Is "range anxiety" only perception?Electric vehicles (EV) may be the future, but until the “range anxiety” is taken care of, they may not be able to achieve widespread adoption. Tesla CEO Elon Musk drilled this point home last month with the announcement of “range assurance” and trip planner tools.

But is range anxiety all in the heads of perspective EV owners? A new study, by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), found that the perception of range anxiety may not match up with reality.

The researchers found that most daily travel needs of drivers can be met by EVs. So what is causing the concern over range?


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