Is Range Anxiety a Real Thing?


Range anxiety if the fear that an EV has insufficient charge remaining to reach its destination. Range anxiety can put some people off EV ownership as, unlike a petrol or diesel model you can’t quickly refuel and get going again. Instead, you need to stop and recharge, which can eat into your time.

However, the recent improvements to EV range mean many EVs can cover your day to day journeys without any concerns. It is only on long drives that you would need to plan a stop to recharge your battery. But even then, the charging network is growing, and with a more rapid charger available that can boost battery from 0-80 per cent charge in as little as half an hour, there is no need to panic.

Once you have lived with an EV for a few months, range anxiety will quickly become a thing of the past.