Electric Driving
The end of range anxiety

The end of range anxiety

One of the most common concerns about electric driving is the perceived lack of charging infrastructure. In fact, keeping a battery topped up is simple. You can cover most daily driving needs by simply plugging the car in when it’s parked. For longer journeys, there’s now a well-developed public charging infrastructure.

The end of range anxiety

One of the most common concerns about electric driving is the perceived lack of charging infrastructure. In fact, keeping a battery topped up is simple. You can cover most daily driving needs by simply plugging the car in when it’s parked. For longer journeys, there’s now a well-developed public charging infrastructure.

Charging availability

Because electric charging points are less visible than roadside petrol stations, you could be forgiven for assuming that the charging infrastructure isn’t yet ready to take over from the familiar pumps and forecourts. But keeping electric cars charged requires a different way of thinking about refuelling. Once you know where to look, you’ll see opportunities everywhere. And the more you charge with renewable energy, the greater your positive climate impact will be.

Day-to-day use

On average a vehicle spends more than 90% of its time standing still, so there are plenty of opportunities to plug in an electric car to top up its battery. By just plugging it in whenever it’s parked, it’s possible to maintain enough charge enough to cover most day-to-day driving needs. Even without regular top-ups, a full charge can deliver about a week’s worth of driving, on average.

Long-distance vacation driving

Typical daily driving habits are unlikely to require more than simple overnight charging at home. But if you want to use your electric car for a long drive to a skiing or camping holiday, you’ll need to use a public charging station. Nowadays there’s an extensive network of electric vehicle charging stations, with navigation systems like Google Maps to help you plan your route and find charging stations along the way, and services like Plugsurfing that make payment throughout the EU simplicity itself.

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