What is Range Anxiety?
When looking for a new car to buy in 2022, all the talk is about electric cars. Fully electric vehicles are here and no longer is it some crazy future thought that you would only see on The Jetsons. Flying cars still might take some time to get here, though. Electric cars are great options for most drivers but the main factor to consider when looking at an electric car is range. Range has everything to do with how you can use and live with an electric car.
Range anxiety is a common term you might see when researching electric cars. Range anxiety is the term we use when you are constantly focused on how much energy you have remaining in your battery and worrying if you are going to make it to your destination or even the next charging station.
With modern-day electric cars, it is really easy to avoid range anxiety. Most new electric cars have trip planners built-in directly to the factory navigation system. These show you where to charge and how long you’ll be charging until you can continue at a comfortable level to your next destination. There are thousands of charging stations across the country and if you really get into a pickle, you can always run an extension cord to the parking lot and plug it into a standard wall plug! It might take a long time but you will charge up.
A few ways to increase your range is to make sure your tires are inflated to the correct amount of pressure as stated on the driver’s door jam of your vehicle, ensure you aren’t driving too fast to ruin your efficiency, and be conservative if you’re traveling when it is very cold outside. Most humans don’t like freezing temperatures and your battery doesn’t either.
At Landers Auto Group, we sell a variety of new and pre-owned electric and partially electric vehicles. If you’re interested in making the switch to driving the future, click here to take a look at our complete hybrid and electric vehicle inventory and you can narrow down your search to fit any criteria you’re after.