Even as electric vehicles appear to be growing in popularity, there remains a persistent skeptical argument. We are far from overcoming “range anxiety” – the state of fear drivers experience from knowing that their battery could run out of charge and strand them far from a recharging station.

Yet a new study  by researchers from MIT and the Santa Fe Institute goes a long way towards addressing this concern. The research finds that in a surprisingly large number of daily driving cases, range anxiety may be overblown.

“What we found was that 87 percent of vehicles on the road could be replaced by a low cost electric vehicle available today, even if there’s no possibility to recharge during the day,” said Jessica Trancik, who was the study’s senior author.

Read more: ‘Range anxiety’ is scaring people away from electric cars — but the fear may be overblown – The Washington Post

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Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future. He lives in London with a single android - a temperamental vacuum cleaner - but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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