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93% of Daily Driving is Within EV Range

A study conducted by Columbia University Ph.D. students found that 93 percent of daily car travel done in America is within the battery range of electric vehicles.

The students analyzed data from the National Household Travel Survey where people reported the miles driven on individual trips and wow look it uk viagra over the course of recommended site canadian levitra 50mg an entire day.  The study found that 95 percent of one-way trips were 30 miles or less, far below the battery range of the EVs on the market today.  Further, 93 percent of cars traveled less that 100 miles in a full day.

The 100-mile range mark is the standard goal for most automakers right now.  Not every automaker has hit that mark exactly, but most are coming close.  For instance, Nissan claims a 100-mile range for the LEAF, which applies to viagra canadian pharmacy ideal driving conditions, while the EPA gave it a 73-mile range rating based on real-world driving.  The Honda Fit EV, coming out this year, will have a range between 76 and 123 miles depending on driving conditions.

Battery range will continue to improve as technology moves forward and automakers get better at manufacturing EVs and as that happens, less and less people will be able to have "range anxiety."

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More cars is not the answer
written by Michael A. Lewis, January 20, 2012
It's encouraging to know that modern automobile useage is well within the range of electric vehicles.

However, adding more cars to the mix does not improve environmental conditions. It just moves pollution from roads to power plants and battery manufacturers.

The biggest drawback in use of electric vehicles is not their range, but their use of batteries. Batteries are incredibly toxic to manufacture and recycle when they are depleted.

Furthermore, more cars, even more electric cars, means more roads, more car infrastructure, more pollution from tire rubber and bake linings, more congestion, more consumption. What we need is fewer cars, walkable and bikeable cities, communities with mixed zoning, less incentives to commute and wow it's great cheap viagra from uk more incentives to use public transportation.

Bowing to public dependence on private automobiles is unsustainable.
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written by IT Rush, January 21, 2012
Hope to see a hundred percent daily driving range. Is it really possible? Hmm, lets just hope.
This makes sense.
written by scott sleight, January 21, 2012
Well yeah, 30 miles or less is most of our drives, who drives 40 miles to the grocery store? But yeah I can see how most people in California drive 40 miles to work.
Not Perfect, But Definitely an Improvement
written by Ronald Brak, January 21, 2012
Hmmm, let's see, manufacturing several hundred kilos of batteries in a modern factory, or extracting 10,000 liters of oil, refining it, burning it in my car and blowing the result out my tailpipe. I wonder which would be less toxic? I'm guessing the batteries. And there is also the advantage of producing less CO2 than an internal combustion engine car. This would be especially true where I live where about 50% of electricity comes from natural gas and 20% from wind. So while electric cars are not perfect, they are an improvement.
written by Slowking, January 28, 2012
However, adding more cars to the mix does not improve environmental conditions. It just moves pollution from roads to power plants and battery manufacturers.

This argument gets really tiring. Even if you burn Oil in an old, unefficient plant, it will still be way more efficient than a gas engine. So EVs are a huge step up. All the superactive cialis no presecription othr things you list, really are pipe dreams, except maybe public transportation. But that will only really work in citys and not everybody lives in a big city.
written by electronics recycling, February 07, 2012
The main problem that needs addressing is the weight of the vehicle batteries. Electrification of the motorways might be the most practical solution to this, and would potentially

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