Range is one of the most discussed specifications when it comes to electric cars, and range anxiety is a common term amongst EV shoppers. We explain why range isn't as important as you might think it is - and provide useful advice on how to maximize it on long trips.
Overview of Vehicle Range
Depending on the type of green car you’re looking at - hybrid, plug-in hybrid or electric- figuring out its range can be as simple as reading a spec sheet or looking at a web site. We explain how.
How EPA Estimated Range is Calculated
When comparing the specs of different vehicles, you'll often see miles per gallon (MPG) or miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) ratings from the EPA. Here is how those numbers are calculated.
Electric Vehicle Range and How It Works
Because charging an electric car takes longer than filling up with gas, range is more of a concern if you're planning on taking a long road trip. But, for most day to day driving needs, range doesn't matter as much, as you will likely charge at home and leave with a full "tank" every morning.
Ways to Improve Electric Vehicle Range
"Range anxiety" is a common concern for drivers of electric vehicles, especially if you are taking a long trip. Here are some simple and easy tips to extend your electric car's range.
Hydrogen Vehicle Range and How It Works
Hydrogen cars offer the benefits of zero emissions driving with the convenience of quick refuelling. Their range is roughly equivalent to gasoline vehicles, and if you have access to hydrogen fuel stations, they can be refuelled just as fast.
How to Calculate MPGe
Miles per gallon of gasoline equivalent (MPGe) lets you compare the efficiency of different kinds of alternative-fuel vehicles, including plug-in hybrids and electric cars, to gasoline. Here's how it works.