An electrical car driver constantly worries if they will have sufficient battery to complete the trip. This feeling is known as range anxiety. It is like worrying whether your smart-phone battery will last the whole day without a power bank.
Researches reveal that it is among the common reasons why some people decide against buying an EV. However, those people have reasons to feel upbeat about the purchase. Firstly, you will save on vehicle maintenance, will avoid the uncertainty and frustration regarding fuel prices, and will have a more environmentally-friendly product. Besides these usual benefits of buying an electric car, some improvements with regards to technology augur well for the industry.
Charging Technology Is Improving
The Department of Energy (DOE) hopes that extreme fast charging will make it possible to charge EV batteries to a range of 200 miles in under 10 minutes. Recently, the engineer named Chao-Yang Wang has come up with a battery design, which, when scaled, could conform to the ambitious goal of DOE.
The ranges of EVs have become better to the stage where a single charge weekly should be enough. Technically, people do not have any reason to think as if they will not reach their destination. Provided that they recharge their vehicle weekly, the anxiety should come down.
The overall per-week commute of your average drive is around 265 miles. This includes commutes from and to school, pleasure communities and work. Some electric cars can cover that distance. On top of that, technological improvements will help people overcome any fear they might have with regards to battery depletion.
Automobile brands that add electrical options to their product line are branching out into independent charging places, as another way of quelling range anxiety.
Soon, there will be an even number of private charging stations and public stations. The latter stations are considered the leading option now. They are chargers that any person can use when at locations such as shopping malls, hotels and others where they spend some time.
Private charging stations are situated at workplaces or houses, and these are increasing.
Various car manufacturers are creating charging networks, particularly individual ones. For instance, Tesla has come up with supercharger stations in a move that is part of their goal to make one million cars with electric motor by 2025.