Electric cars have a big range anxiety problem — and this could be the solution

While driving through the streets of Austin, Texas in a Mustang Mach-E, I turned to my husband and told him I felt uneasy. As much as I enjoyed mashing on the accelerator, the battery gauge to my right continued to creep downward, giving me this feeling of nervousness.

I knew exactly what this was: it’s what experts in the EV business call range anxiety. It’s the feeling that the battery might run out before we reach our intended destination. He challenged me to consider whether it’s any more stressful than worrying about a nearly-empty gas tank.


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