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The mental block preventing people from buying electric vehicles

• arclein
Herzberz and his colleagues conducted their study, published last week in the journal Nature Energy, by contacting almost 900 people split roughly evenly between Germany and the U.S. about their perception of EVs. They asked each person how often they make trips of different distances, and then asked them how much mileage they thought they'd need from an EV battery to complete each task. The researchers found that respondents significantly underestimated ?" by as much as 30 percent ?" how many of their daily tasks an EV could support.