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What Range Anxiety?

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  • Recent analysis finds UK cars cover an average of 10,377 miles per annum
  • Electric car owners cover on average 9,435 miles per annum
  • RAC Foundation finds that Tesla owners are covering more miles than any other manufacturer

One of the biggest concerns our clients have when considering an electric vehicle is range anxiety.  Will a single charge cover the mileage I need to cover on any given day? However new figures have shown that battery models are covering on average similar distances to conventional fuelled vehicles turning the tide on common belief that electric power is impractical and only useful for short journeys.  Statistics tell us that in the first three years of ownership Tesla drivers cover an average of 12,459 miles,  Mercedes owners come in second with 12,100 miles per annum while Volvo drivers cover on average 11,578 miles a year.  The RAC foundation that carried out the survey used information taken from over half million MOT's.

Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders show that 38,000 pure battery electric new cars were bought in 2019 more than double the previous year.  Despite this increase these cars they still only have a 1.6 per cent share of the new car market.  As a supplier we have come across challenges such as availability and cost in comparison to some of the offers for diesel powered vehicles however this is changing.  Will our behaviour change as many have mastered working from home mastering meetings online,  could some of the thousand of miles covered every week be saved and in turn make the change to electric even more appealing.  

We still have a long way to go to meet the governments target of banning all sales of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars by 2040 to meet carbon reduction targets, however have you like me been looking at the blue Skies recently and wondered whether having less cars on the road has had any influence on the climate.

If you are considering changing a car an looking into a battery powered vehicle please give us a call we would be keen to do the research for you

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30th of April 2020