05 Aug '11, 11am

Study finds electric vehicles "perfect for urban driving"

Drivers of electric cars make longer daily journeys than those in petrol or diesel equivalents, according to a new study claiming to be the most in-depth review of electric vehicle use in the real world. A year-long trial conducted by BMW discovered that the driving behaviour of 138 participants did not really change when swapping conventional engines for electric motors. FURTHER READING Clarkson's electric car category error Tesla's record revenue fails to eclipse ongoing losses The 40 electric Minis travelled an average of 29.7 miles a day, while the control cars, a mix of Mini Cooper and BMW 116i models, recorded 26.5 miles. Four fifths of the 138 drivers who took part said that 80 per cent of their journeys could be undertaken in the Mini E electric car, which makes sense when the average daily drive in the UK is 25 miles. Fleet participants who swapped their usual car...

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