Concerns about the range of electric cars are a barrier to more widespread adoption. Range anxiety affects both potential EV users and existing ones. Ecomore can help.
An increasing number of battery-electric cars have claimed ranges of around 200 miles or more – and some offer well in excess of that – but customers used to the convenience of a 'fill up and forget' petrol or diesel car are still wary of making the change.
Many of the early adopters who have already joined the EV revolution have done so with a willing preparedness to adapt to the limitations of the technology. But an increasing number of consumers are making the switch to an EV hoping for a like-for-like replacement for their petrol or diesel car.
Without an adjustment to their driving style, however, it is quite likely that their EV's range will fall short of expectations. For some drivers this required shift won't be a problem; for others it could be more of an issue.
The reluctance to switch to an EV is further fuelled by uncertainties surrounding recharging times, perhaps an inability to recharge an EV at home or place of work and a confusing national charging infrastructure. Meanwhile, the disparity between manufacturers’ claimed EV ranges and those achieved in the real world can lead to dissatisfied customers.
By equipping drivers with the appropriate knowledge and skills, Ecomore can make EVs a more realistic option for more consumers and give existing EV owners the skills to maximise their car’s range.