Range anxiety is a term you may have heard people mention when talking about electric cars. Putting it in the simplest terms, it is worrying that you don’t have enough charge in your car to make it to your destination. It is a feeling similar to that experienced by drivers of conventional ICE cars. Have you ever wondered if they have enough diesel or petrol to make it to the next fueling station? Range anxiety is considered to be one of the major barriers to large scale adoption of all-electric cars.
Do I need to worry about range?
In short, no! An average daily journey in the UK is less than 30 miles. The EVision cars with even the lowest range on a full battery will go up to 150 miles on a single charge. If you are planning to go on a longer journey we would recommend you using one of the charge point locator apps. ZapMap is a great app to plan your journey with before you set off.
All Tesla cars in the EVision fleet will show you all the Tesla Superchargers along your route on the Sat Nav.
The main strategies to alleviate range anxiety among electric car drivers are:
- the deployment of extensive charging infrastructure
- the development of higher battery capacity at a cost-effective price
- battery swapping technology
- use of range extenders
- accurate navigation and range prediction
- availability of free loan vehicles for long trips