Range anxiety: What does it mean?

Worry about running out of charge or finding a charging point.

Range anxiety: The long answer

Range anxiety refers to the concern or fear that electric vehicle (EV) drivers may experience regarding the limited range or battery life of their vehicles.

In the UK, where EV adoption is increasing, range anxiety is a common term used among drivers. It refers to the worry that the battery of an electric car may run out of charge before reaching the desired destination or a charging point.

This concern arises due to the limited number of charging stations, especially in rural areas, and the time it takes to recharge an EV compared to filling up a traditional petrol or diesel vehicle.

The UK government and various organisations are actively working to expand the charging infrastructure and improve battery technology to alleviate range anxiety and encourage more drivers to switch to electric vehicles.