range anxiety

 
Gasoline range anxiety 100 years ago made electric-car charging seem easy

Gasoline range anxiety 100 years ago made electric-car charging seem easy

Electric cars have the great advantage that their batteries can be recharged anywhere there's electricity. It may not be particularly fast, though modern plug-in vehicles get at least 60 miles overnight, and often double or triple that. But a century ago, drivers of gasoline cars had just as much... read more

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Opel Ampera-e

German magazine compares real-world electric-car ranges, efficiencies in cold weather

It's 41 degrees F outside. Your electric car, rated for 100 miles, has been charging all night in the cold. Ahead of you lies a 80-mile drive. How confident are you that... read more January 9, 2018 by


 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

How much electric-car range is 'enough'? 300 miles much better than 200 miles: survey

Electric-car drivers know that range anxiety abates quickly once you start using an electric car and get confident with its abilities. Although a range of 60 to 90 miles... read more August 24, 2017 by


 
2017 Ford Fusion Energi

2017 Ford Fusion Energi: low electric range, no public charging frustrating

Electric-car charging infrastructure in the United States is getting better, but still has a very long way to go. While anyone that's given even a passing glance to plug-in... read more June 12, 2017 by


 
2017 BMW i3

Soon, 'electric-car range will no longer be a factor,' BMW chief says

Among German luxury brands, BMW was the first to show significant interest in electric cars. It launched its "i" sub-brand in Europe in 2013, and its plans have evolved to... read more March 28, 2017 by


 
Slide from 2017 Hyundai Ioniq presentation on electric cars at Washington Auto Show, Jan 2017

Electric cars only need 100 miles of range, some carmakers say; is it true?

Hyundai first made the argument that energy efficiency in electric cars is just as important as their range, as part of its launch of the Ioniq Electric hatchback, EPA-rated... read more March 20, 2017 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf in front of Prudential and Hancock Towers, Boston [photo: John Briggs]

2015 Nissan Leaf: one year later, owner offers pros and cons

Sometimes being a revolutionary requires a lot of personal sacrifice, and sometimes it doesn’t. After one year of driving of a 2015 Nissan Leaf electric car, I was... read more February 22, 2017 by


 
Slide from 2017 Hyundai Ioniq presentation on electric cars at Washington Auto Show, Jan 2017

Electric-car MPGe as important as range, Hyundai Ioniq maker suggests

Along with price, the top-line statistic cited for any battery-electric car is its rated range. Until last month, the only electric cars that exceeded 200 miles in that... read more January 27, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2017 Chevy Bolt EV 10 to 40 percent battery-capacity loss: possible, but unlikely?

When's the last time you sat down and read large parts of an owner's manual for a car? If it's been a few years—or a few decades—you may be surprised how... read more December 13, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

What's the minimum electric-car range for mass acceptance? Poll results

The handful of mass-priced electric cars offered 200 miles or more of range scheduled to launch over the next two years will clearly bring one question to the forefront. How... read more September 7, 2016 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf fully charged at start of road trip  [photo: John Briggs]

Electric-car range anxiety exists, but it's overblown, says MIT study

Range anxiety, the persistent worry about not having enough battery range to finish a journey, remains one of the major obstacles to widespread electric-car adoption. Many... read more August 29, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016

Half of car buyers say electric car must have 300 miles of range

The Tesla Model 3 and 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars are set to make 200-mile ranges attainable for a much larger number of buyers than today's $72,000-plus Tesla Model... read more April 13, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Both Electric And Gas Cars Lose Range In The Cold; Electrics Just Lose More

When it comes to electric cars, one of the biggest fears for potential customers is range anxiety in general--but for many, it's specifically their cold-weather range... read more October 26, 2015 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Electric-Car Range: The More You Have, The More You Use, Canadian Data Shows

With the recent announcement by the City of Los Angeles that it would lease 288 plug-in electric vehicles, now is a good time to look at a new study from Canada on how... read more September 16, 2015 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Canadian Plug-in Electric Vehicle Study: 1 Percent To 30 Percent Is The Challenge

Even two years ago, about a third of Canadian car buyers were open to buying a plug-in electric car--but they need a lot more practical and real-world information about the... read more July 21, 2015 by


 
Tesla Model S P85D, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Will Future Tesla Model S Top Toyota Mirai's 312-Mile Range?

Hydrogen fuel-cell cars today have many similarities to electric cars. Both employ advanced zero-emission powertrains that power the wheels with electric motors, both cost... read more July 6, 2015 by


 

 
 

 
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