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Forget range anxiety: Charging anxiety is the real problem, and it’s getting worse #greenenergy

Forget range anxiety: Charging anxiety is the real problem, and it’s getting worse #greenenergy

Weekly column. By Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield. As an avid electric car driver, I’m often asked by people how I cope with range anxiety: the fear that I won’t make my destination before my all-electric car runs out of charge. I usually smile, tell them that I’ve never run my LEAF flat in more than two years of ownership. I then show them how in my daily 20-or-so miles of driving, it’s difficult to run my LEAF flat, and tell them how on longer trips I plan ahead to make sure I always reach my destination in one piece. Growing fear After nearly eight years of EV ownership and more all-electric miles driven than I can remember, I rarely get range anxiety any more. There is however something I do get a whole lot of: charging anxiety. Worse still, I find my own and other people’s charging anxiety seems to be increasing instead of dropping. Charging anxiety is the fear that the charg...

Full article: http://www.thegreencarwebsite.co.uk/blog/index.php/2013/0...

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