95% of trips fine for EVs

At GreenCarReports, they often hear excuses from people who say they want to buy an electric car but feel unable to.  Aside from increased sticker price, one of the more common excuses given is the worry that an electric car won’t meet their mileage needs due to range limitations per charge — despite historical data suggesting that electric cars could easily handle around 80 percent of all daily driving in the U.S.  A new study by two doctoral students at the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University has increased that figure, estimating that electric cars could meet as much as 95 percent of all daily driving needs of U.S. citizens.   Read more.

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