Average EVs break the 200-mile barrier
New survey reveals that thanks to huge advances in EV technology, the average electric car on sale in the UK today can travel up to 200.23 miles on a single charge – as far as from London to Leeds.
Over half of customers questioned in a carwow survey stated that their biggest anxiety around making the switch to an electric vehicle is running out of charge or the car not being able to travel far enough, however, the survey also calculated that the average new EV’s range has passed the 200-mile barrier for the first time.
This breakthrough, which is the result of huge investments and innovation from car makers, means that typical new EVs can easily make the average UK car journey of 6.8 miles or 23.3 minutes – with the average electric car able to make that journey up to 29 times before it needs charging.
Sepi Arani Director of OEM at carwow.co.uk said: “The fact is, that most electric vehicles are more than capable of meeting the average motorist’s needs and the fact average mileage has broken the 200 mile mark should be complete proof of the usability of EVs. But just like diesel and petrol, there are plenty of factors, like driving style which affect any vehicle’s range.”
“The government has also invested £300m into the UK’s electric car charging network charging beyond the home is only going to become more easy and accessible. Making the switch to electric is actually much easier than people seem to think and of course is great for the environment too.”