U.S.A. electric vehicles drive more than gas-powered cars


Results of an U.S.A study on driver behaviour shows an interesting twist “they didn’t see coming.” As it happens, drivers of a plug-in vehicle are driving more than their gasoline counterparts. On average of course. Besides, owners of a plug-in vehicle are also getting more used to charging their cars outside of their homes.

Interesting information since more people are buying full electric or hybrid cars. In the U.S.A., the sales of electric-driven vehicles went up to 6,784 units last month. This number includes Chevrolet Volts, Nissan Leafs and Toyota Pirus Plug-In Hybrids.

Volt drivers are the front runner with their plug-in cars: they drive on average 41 miles per day. Leaf drivers follow up with 30 miles a day. This can be compared to the owners of gas-powered vehicles that drive only an average distance of 28.9 miles a day. More interesting numbers for electric vehicles: drivers charged their cars away from home one third of the time at the end of 2012 compared to one fifth of the time earlier that year.

What this study can show us, is that electric cars are more and more implemented in daily life. Apparently, drivers of an plug-in vehicle are getting comfortable with this new way of driving and with the way of using their vehicle optimally.


Source: Autobloggreen

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