Why does this anxiety persist?
Because the human factor and the actual technical capabilities of batteries, under normal driving conditions, are often underestimated at the time of purchase. The stated autonomies are often difficult to achieve because driving an electric vehicle is not easy and many factors affect the potential mileage. Depending on the type of driving, speed, cold, air conditioning, heating or comfort features, the stated range can be greatly reduced. Driving adapted to battery optimisation can be learned. In fact, recovering energy during braking is a factor that enables you to drive for longer. In concrete terms, when you brake the car will use the car’s energy to produce electricity and recharge the battery. However, journeys on national roads and, a fortiori, on motorways do not make it easy to recover energy. Think before you complain!
The best thing to do is to have your employees test the model you are interested in “before you buy” and under real traffic conditions. By including drivers whose usual mileage varies greatly in the test. Realistic GFAs know that you should always go for a model with a double autonomy in relation to the number of kilometres you drive on a daily basis. Otherwise, you’re heading straight for painful surprises!
We have to admit that today we are witnessing a certain number of disappointments linked to the ignorance of these facts.