Nissan Leaf & Volkswagen e-Golf Range Anxiety Misplaced

One of the reasons why people are still very skeptical about EV powered vehicles especially those that comes with a smaller battery pack and offer a shorter electric range is because their fear that their vehicle will run out of battery mid-drive and they will be stranded out there.

Well, new research has now proved that the fear or as some might call it, range anxiety is actually misplaced. According to a study published in Nature Energy, a vehicle like the 2013 Nissan Leaf which comes with a 24kilowatt hours battery can offer about 70-80miles of range and that is more than enough to cover 87% of daily travel in the US. That means most people would have actually made it home on a single charge.

If that is the case, why are people still afraid of these new EV models. While it might be able to fulfill your daily needs, what about the times when you actually need to drive a little further. The idea of your vehicle might not be able to support your drive might be one of the reasons why people are actually staying away from the EVs.

Steven Estevez

I am an automotive journalist with 15 years of experience. I am writing articles for the Motoring Crunch magazine. I love everything related to cars, trucks and pickups, as well as motorcycles. My contact e-mail: [email protected]