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Range Anxiety
EV-202
This course is presented as part of
Evannex University—a free, open
learning environment that prese...
Range Anxiety
 The sometimes irrational fear that you’ll
run out of charge and your EV will come to
a dead stop.
 The bi...
What is Range?
Range is the distance you
can travel when the EV
battery is fully charged.
Range is a function of:
 Batt...
Range Anxiety—Another Look
 Why the anxiety?
 Because there’s no place to charge! Right?
 There are over 30,000 public ...
Drivers in the U.S
• Consider a few facts:
• About 65 percent of American
workers commute no more than 50
miles round trip...
Driving Patterns—Averages
 200 million drivers
 Assume 60% drive to work
 65 percent drive < 50
miles round trip
 Gues...
Your Driving Patterns
 How long is your daily commute along with
daily errands?
 How far do you drive for entertainment
...
On-the-Road Charging
Available options are growing
quickly
public J1772 chargers
Superchargers, if you’re a Tesla
Model...
Charging at Home
Day-in, day-out, you
charge your EV at home, in
your garage, overnight
It’s “full” every morning
A fac...
Range Anxiety—Another Look
Sure, range is an issue
But it’s not something that
should cause anxiety
In fact, it’s a non...
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Electric Vehicle University - 202 Range Anxiety

THE CENTRAL QUESTION ...
I'm worried that if I buy an EV my battery will run out, and I'll be stranded. Is that a reasonable concern or am I over-reacting?

COURSE ABSTRACT
A discussion of range and range anxiety with an emphasis on the issues that must be considered to determine whether range might be an issue for you. To obtain a copy of the EVU study guide for this and other available EVU courses, please complete the form on this page.

Course level: Intermediate

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Electric Vehicle University - 202 Range Anxiety

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  2. 2. 2 Range Anxiety EV-202 This course is presented as part of Evannex University—a free, open learning environment that presents concise, video-based mini-courses for those who have interest in electric vehicles (EVs) …
  3. 3. Range Anxiety  The sometimes irrational fear that you’ll run out of charge and your EV will come to a dead stop.  The big questions are these:  Is range anxiety something that haunts every EV driver?  Is it something to get wound up about?  Is it something that should dissuade you from buying an EV?  The answers lie not in emotion, but in a few salient facts
  4. 4. What is Range? Range is the distance you can travel when the EV battery is fully charged. Range is a function of:  Battery capacity  A specific set of vehicle parameters  A specific set of driving conditions 0 75 150 225 300 Category 1 PHEV-1 PHEV-2 CityCar EV Model S/60 Model S/85
  5. 5. Range Anxiety—Another Look  Why the anxiety?  Because there’s no place to charge! Right?  There are over 30,000 public charging locations in the U.S.  Over 200 Tesla “superchargers” enable long range travel  Smartphone apps (e.g., Chargepoint, Plugshare, Recargo) help  You charge your EV at home, every night.
  6. 6. Drivers in the U.S • Consider a few facts: • About 65 percent of American workers commute no more than 50 miles round trip each day. • Within the range of most BEVs • Only 8 percent have really long commutes of 120 miles round trip or more. 6
  7. 7. Driving Patterns—Averages  200 million drivers  Assume 60% drive to work  65 percent drive < 50 miles round trip  Guestimate: 78 million commuters can buy an EV and not worry about range anxiety 0. 4. 8. 12. 16. <10 10 to 14 15 to 19 20 to 24 25 to 29 30 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 59 >60 Average Commute percent
  8. 8. Your Driving Patterns  How long is your daily commute along with daily errands?  How far do you drive for entertainment purposes?  How far away is your extended family and how often do you visit?  Do your take long road trips (vacation, family visits, etc.)  Do you have a 2nd ICE vehicle or a PHEV?
  9. 9. On-the-Road Charging Available options are growing quickly public J1772 chargers Superchargers, if you’re a Tesla Model S owner Charging at your destination family work hotel 9
  10. 10. Charging at Home Day-in, day-out, you charge your EV at home, in your garage, overnight It’s “full” every morning A fact that’s often lost in discussions of range anxiety
  11. 11. Range Anxiety—Another Look Sure, range is an issue But it’s not something that should cause anxiety In fact, it’s a non-issue most of the time and can be managed
  12. 12. 12 … a free study guide for all EVU mini-courses is available for download from our website … For a complete list of mini- courses and the study guide, visit: www.evannex.com

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THE CENTRAL QUESTION ... I'm worried that if I buy an EV my battery will run out, and I'll be stranded. Is that a reasonable concern or am I over-reacting? COURSE ABSTRACT A discussion of range and range anxiety with an emphasis on the issues that must be considered to determine whether range might be an issue for you. To obtain a copy of the EVU study guide for this and other available EVU courses, please complete the form on this page. Course level: Intermediate

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