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Electric vehicles: Driving range

For uptake of electric vehicles to increase, consumers' driving-range needs must be fulfilled. Analysis of the driving patterns of personal vehicles in the US now shows that today's electric vehicles can meet all travel needs on almost 90% of days from a single overnight charge.

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Figure 1: The effect of battery capacity on potential EV usage.


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Kempton, W. Electric vehicles: Driving range. Nat Energy 1, 16131 (2016).

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