It now seems that ICEV drivers have yet another trauma to overcome before they can release the grip the gas pump has on them.
I only wish my biggest problem with the DC infrastructure was that the 0% to 100% charge (which I have never done in over six years of driving a BEV) would be "a fill-up can take an hour or more"...
For Electric Car Owners, 'Range Anxiety' Gives Way to 'Charging Time Trauma'
An oft-cited reason people don’t buy electric cars is “range anxiety” — if batteries struggle to take you as far as gas and charging stations are limited in number, the thinking goes, who would want one?
But there is another obstacle: charging time trauma. Compared with a five-minute pit stop at your local gas station, charging an electric vehicle is a glacially slow experience. Modern electric cars still often need an entire night to recharge at home, and even at a commercial fast charging station, a fill-up can take an hour or more...
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edatoakrun wrote:Are LEAF concerns evidence of anxiety?
Sun Feb 01, 2015 1:17 pm
With the proliferation of threads and off-topic comments on unrelated threads which seem to indicate many MNL members may be allowing their underlying anxieties distort their LEAF experiences, I thought it might be a good idea to begin a therapeutic thread.
The excerpted article below suggests pre-existing conditions, specifically two anxieties, are barriers to BEV sales:Psychological Barriers Are Holding Back Electric Vehicle Adoption
January 29th, 2015 by Joshua S Hill
A new study investigating the barriers preventing people from buying electric vehicles has identified two separate issues that hold people back — range anxiety and resale anxiety...
The study, published in the “Articles in Advance” section of Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (M&SOM)...
The authors of the report — Michael K. Lim of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ho-Yin Mak of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Ying Rong of Shanghai Jiao Tong University — identified two specific psychological barriers that prevent people from purchasing electric vehicles:
range anxiety — the concern that an electric vehicle’s driving range will not be enough for the needs of the driver (however, at least one writer has intelligently noted that “range anxiety anxiety” seems to be the real issue)
resale anxiety — the concern that the price of used electric vehicles will drop in the future, making resale a difficult option...
https://cleantechnica.com/2015/01/29/ps ... -adoption/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I can't help noticing that many with LEAFs still have these anxieties, and that those fears are increasingly entering discussions, even on MNL threads on topics unrelated to either issue..
So, can anyone suggest any rational reason why I should still have either of these anxieties?
Can anyone offer rational explanation, for why so many MNL members seem to be so anxious, on both counts?