According tomedia reports, some people who know a little about electric cars must have heard: range and charging anxiety, which refers to the fear of driving when the car is out of power or need to be on the road again when the charging pile can not be found. But it seems that owning an electric car will actually ease that anxiety.
Car buyers shouldn’t give up electric cars before they actually get them, according to a new electric vehicle study by the American Automobile Association (AAA).
After surveying 40,000 electric car owners and more than 1,000 plug-in hybrids, AAA concluded that owning an electric car is the best way to deal with the unknowns around it. Overall, 71 percent of respondents bought an electric car for the first time, and 96 percent said they would buy another electric car.
Among first-time owners of electric cars have more interesting statistics: 43 per cent say they now have electric cars and drive more often, while 78 per cent of them still have petrol-powered cars in their homes. However, 87 per cent said electric cars were the first choice for family travel.
As for concerns about ownership of electric vehicles, 57 percent of Americans think they will drive beyond their range, while 58 percent think there is not enough room to charge them.
Yet 95 per cent of electric car owners said they had never been out of range while driving. On average, 75 percent of car owners only charge their cars at home.
Knowing this, AAA asked them if they felt better about these fears after owning an electric car. Most people (77 percent) said yes, and they didn’t care or care less about the range.
But having a little electric car isn’t all beautiful. In fact, the study found that, on average, the cost of owning an electric car is a little higher than owning a gasoline-powered car. But this refers to compact electric cars and compact gasoline cars, which could be different if they were switched to SUVs.
It is estimated that over a five-year period, while electric vehicles will cost much less fuel and maintenance than gasoline-powered cars, the total cost of owning an electric car will be about $600 higher than a similar gasoline-powered car.