31 Oct '12, 9am

Range anxiety is a myth, drivers positive about electric cars | #EV

Range anxiety is a myth, drivers positive about electric cars | #EV

Consumer range anxiety about electric cars is a myth and motorists are largely positive about electric cars, new research suggests. Given the chance, drivers quickly get over any anxiety or concerns they have about battery-power cars, with many motorists who have driven them found to prefer them to conventional models, according to a study by the London Metropolitan University. A trial of 340 motorists taking part three-month trial of electric cars revealed just how quickly drivers adapt to electric cars. Dr Louise Bunce, Lecturer in Psychology at London Met, who led the research, said: “Despite initial skepticism, drivers quickly adapted to the vehicles and were extremely positive about aspects of its performance, including its acceleration and speed,” Dr Bunce said. “Drivers soon discovered that recharging their vehicle was more convenient than having to stop en-route to...

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