The results of a UK-wide trail program give proof to the claim that electric vehicles are a viable alternative to gas-powered vehicles. The trial was conducted British Technology Strategy Board, an organization which advises the British government on technology innovation, and consisted of 340 "ultra-low carbon" vehicles including high performance and smaller city vehicles.

The trial's findings show that a majority of drivers (95%) found EVs no more difficult to operate than a regular vehicle and grew accustomed to the vehicles after one week.  One of the trial's most significant findings was that 83% of drivers found that EVs met their daily needs, a finding which will certainly help to quell early fears of range anxiety.

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The report is available for download here
Article on The Manufacturer.com
A summary of the key findings on Green-Car-Guide.com
Further analysis at businessGreen

 

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