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Old 09-27-2016, 02:36 PM   #125 (permalink)
jamesqf
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Originally Posted by NeilBlanchard View Post
Being anxious is being unsure - and my point still stands: once you get used to driving an EV, you stop having anxiety.
No, because the exact range is going to depend on conditions. The trip that is within range on a nice, calm day might not be if you run in to a snow storm with headwinds, and have to use the heater & defroster a lot.

In any case, you seem to be giving the term "range anxiety" a different meaning than I do, or I think most people do. It's not worrying about the range of the EV you own on your usual trips: it's whether that EV you're considering buying really has the range you need, and will continue to have it as the battery ages.

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Do you have anxiety about driving an ICE farther than you can go on on tank?
Only when I see the "Next Gas 160 Miles" sign :-) But that's because I know I can easily refill the tank in a couple of minutes. (Not to mention the Insight's ~700 mile range :-))

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Same goes for driving an EV - you know how far you can go. You know where the charging stations are - and you drive where you can.
But to reiterate: 1) In a lot of places charging stations aren't; 2) Charging takes a lot longer than filling a gas tank; 3) If I can't drive where I want to go, rather than where there happen to be charging stations, what's the point of driving?

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