30 Apr '12, 4pm

UK’s largest public trial of electric cars draws to a close

UK’s largest public trial of electric cars draws to a close

Electric vehicles are an ‘attractive and viable means of urban transportation’-that’s the unanimous conclusion of participants in the UK’s largest ever public trial of electric vehicles. As a 27 month study, involving some 110 vehicles and drivers, draws to a close this week, the Coventry and Birmingham Low Emission Demonstrators (CABLED) programme prepares to reveal the details of its findings. Data from the West Midlands-based trial shows a clear trend in drivers travelling longer journeys over a time – indicating their increased confidence and reduced range anxiety as their familiarity with their vehicle’s capabilities and the location of charging infrastructure grows. However, in analysing some 640,000 miles driven in the electric models, it was found that most journeys (75 per cent) lasted less than 20 minutes and only 2 per cent used more than 50 per cent of the batt...

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