Electric Car Range Anxiety Evaporates After Three Months

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    Electric Car Range Anxiety Evaporates After Three Months

    Electric Car Range Anxiety Evaporates After Three Months
    Green Car Reports
    September 12, 2011
    by Matthew Lynley

    “Range anxiety” for pure battery-powered electric car owners wears off quickly as a driver begins to understand the capabilities and charging patterns of their car, according to a new study by the Technology Strategy Board. Around 35 percent of electric car owners were concerned about reaching a destination before running out of juice three months after buying a car, compared to 100 percent of car owners when they first bought the electric car, according to the report.
    More car owners drove the cars until the battery fell below 50 percent charge. But the report also showed that electric car owners still desire longer ranges.

    Most battery-powered electric cars are limited in their range, which can make car purchasers skittish and less likely to buy a pure battery-powered electric car. It’s one reason hybrid cars — particularly a new extended-range model that can travel 25-50 miles on battery power before switching to gasoline — are more popular than battery-powered electric hybrids.

    Clean technology research firm Pike Research expects 754,000 extended-range hybrid electric vehicles to hit the road by 2017, compared to around 504,000 battery-electric vehicles. It’s around a three-to-two ratio, which should continue for the foreseeable future in the United States, Pike Research analyst John Gartner told VentureBeat.

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    Re: Electric Car Range Anxiety Evaporates After Three Months

    Hopefully the people who are buying EVs with limited range are people who don't need to drive long distances. That would preclude them from having the same level of range anxiety as a normal person in the first place. Or am I missing the point of this seemingly pointless study?

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    Re: Electric Car Range Anxiety Evaporates After Three Months

    If one wants to spent extra money to have an extra car, pay taxes and all the added expenses that goes with it, okay. But, most people don't have that money to waste. Once these car has saturated the market for those people, the sales will plunge in a downward spiral.

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    Re: Electric Car Range Anxiety Evaporates After Three Months

    The premise of the article is completely wrong. One would hope the people who pulled the trigger on a Leaf don't have significant range anxiety.

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    Re: Electric Car Range Anxiety Evaporates After Three Months

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    Re: Electric Car Range Anxiety Evaporates After Three Months

    They still must have a second car because everybody has those occasions that require longer and or unexpected trips. This article makes the prospects for Volt/Ampera/ELR sound great!

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    Re: Electric Car Range Anxiety Evaporates After Three Months

    After a while, dogs get used to being on a leash too.

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    Re: Electric Car Range Anxiety Evaporates After Three Months

    Quote Originally Posted by goblue View Post
    The premise of the article is completely wrong. One would hope the people who pulled the trigger on a Leaf don't have significant range anxiety.
    Exactly. Even after 3 months, 35% of people who took that risk are still worried!!!!!! That's more than a third. That is a problem. That's the story here, is how many are still worried. And I bet that % actually goes up a bit over time, as some people that are comfortable now, run into situations they didn't hope or plan to be in. Maybe in the first 3 months they've been able to maintain their routine. But something can always come-up.
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    Re: Electric Car Range Anxiety Evaporates After Three Months

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    Re: Electric Car Range Anxiety Evaporates After Three Months

    One can get used to about anything over time...a lousy marriage, messy house, crappy income, innane TV commercials, non-existant social life..even torture and deprivation.
    Therefore this isn't exactly a shocker.

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    Re: Electric Car Range Anxiety Evaporates After Three Months

    Quote Originally Posted by goatgary View Post
    One can get used to about anything over time...a lousy marriage, messy house, crappy income, innane TV commercials, non-existant social life..even torture and deprivation.
    Therefore this isn't exactly a shocker.
    That's kind of what I'm thinking. Most people learn to live with the cars limitations, more importatly, are they still happy with the purchase?
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    Re: Electric Car Range Anxiety Evaporates After Three Months

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    Re: Electric Car Range Anxiety Evaporates After Three Months

    Quote Originally Posted by Slideways View Post
    After a while, dogs get used to being on a leash too.
    Hahahaha!

    EV limitations really clarify the rationale behind the hybrid concept. Series hybrids (where the engine charges the battery instead of moving the car) just combine the best of both worlds.

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    Re: Electric Car Range Anxiety Evaporates After Three Months

    Quote Originally Posted by Slideways View Post
    After a while, dogs get used to being on a leash too.
    Actually, that sums it up 100%. Eventually these people with Leafs will get so used to their restricted range of travel that they won't think anything of it anymore.

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    Re: Electric Car Range Anxiety Evaporates After Three Months

    They can spin it all they want, GM was genius in they way they developed the Volt.

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