June 16, 2024

Hollis Kresse

Electric Powertrain

Range Electric Vehicles: What You Need To Know Right Now

Introduction

Ever since the dawn of time, humans have been trying to figure out how far they can go in a tank of gas. It’s hardwired into our DNA, and we’ve come up with some pretty clever ways to make it happen. For example, the Nissan Leaf has an advertised range of about 150 miles per charge, but I’ve managed to squeeze over 200 out of it on my way home from work one night. But if you’re thinking about buying an electric vehicle (EV), questions may arise about how far these things will go before they run out of juice—and whether or not that matters in the first place. Here’s everything you need to know about how range works for EVs today:

Electric vehicle range is 99 percent of gas-powered vehicles

The range of an electric vehicle is 99 percent of gas-powered vehicles. That means you can drive long distances without worrying about running out of power or having to refuel. Electric vehicles can be charged at home or at work, and there are charging stations around the country where you can charge your car in minutes instead of hours.

It’s easy to get more range

Range is the most important factor when it comes to electric vehicles. If you want to drive far, you’ll need a car with a big battery. But there are other ways you can get more range out of your EV.

  • A higher capacity battery: Most EVs on the market now come with a 60kWh battery pack, but some will offer options for bigger packs that offer more than 100 miles per charge! This means if you have one of these cars, there’s no reason why your daily commute couldn’t be done entirely in an electric vehicle instead of using gasoline-powered cars for longer trips like road trips or cross-country drives (which we’ll talk about later). The only downside here is cost–these larger batteries tend to cost thousands more than smaller ones so keep that in mind when considering whether this option makes sense for your needs.* A hybrid battery system: Some automakers may offer additional features like regenerative braking systems which allow them to recapture energy while slowing down or braking instead of wasting it as heat like traditional friction brakes do; these systems help extend overall range by converting kinetic energy into stored electrical power during braking periods which then gets used later during acceleration periods where extra torque might otherwise be needed due to inclines/declines along highways etcetera…

More efficient batteries are coming

Batteries are one of the biggest barriers to electric vehicles right now. They’re expensive, they don’t last as long as you’d like them to and they can be polluting when they’re disposed of. But there are ways around all of these problems–and new batteries that could make EVs even more appealing are on the horizon.

First off: Batteries are expensive! That’s why many automakers offer leases for their electric cars instead of selling them outright. But according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), battery cost has been dropping at about 7 percent per year since 2010 and will continue falling at a similar rate through 2030–meaning cheaper cars with longer ranges in just 15 years’ time!

Another issue with current lithium-ion batteries is their limited lifespan; once your car reaches 80 percent capacity (or around 100,000 miles), its performance begins to degrade significantly due to internal resistance within those cells causing heat buildup which leads to decreased range over time until eventually they’ll no longer hold charge at all…

Society will adapt to EVs with quick charging stations and battery swapping stations

The good news is that society will adjust to this new technology. Car manufacturers are already planning to install quick charging stations along major highways and in parking garages, so that people can swap their depleted batteries for fully-charged ones while they’re on their way back home. This approach has been shown to be practical in several countries around the world, but it’s still not widespread enough to make electric vehicles as convenient as gas-powered cars just yet.

The range of your electric car shouldn’t be a limiting factor for you.

The range of your electric car shouldn’t be a limiting factor for you. There are many ways to get more range, including better batteries and new charging infrastructure that can charge your battery in minutes. As society becomes accustomed to EVs, we will see quick charging stations popping up everywhere and battery swapping stations as well.

Conclusion

We’re going to see a lot of changes in the next few years, but one thing is certain: electric cars will be here to stay. As more people buy them and use them on a regular basis, we’ll see even more improvements in range as well as ways to get around without needing gas at all. If you’re looking into buying an EV, don’t let its current limitations deter you from getting started!