Get The Facts on EV Range and Range Anxiety

February 26, 2021

We’re on a mission to encourage New Yorkers to make their next car an electric vehicle (EV). Going electric is one of the best ways New Yorkers can fight climate change. 

As part of our public awareness campaign on EVs, Plug It In, NY, we released the first of a series of fact sheets to encourage New Yorkers to make an EV their next vehicle. This first fact sheet dispels myths about charging range which many associate with EVs, known as range anxiety. This fear that an EV will run out of charge before getting to a destination, leaving the driver stranded, may discourage New Yorkers from going electric. As of January 2020, only 45,000 EVs had been purchased by New Yorkers.

The fact sheet explains why EVs can be driven for days before needing to recharge, that charging can be quick and inexpensive, and that charging stations are becoming increasingly common. It also highlights a few testimonies from EV drivers about their range and charging experiences. Transportation is the leading contributor to climate change in the state and we are prioritizing policies that encourage low-emission transportation, like EVs, as a vital way to protect the environment. 

New York State also has a number of programs to encourage EV ownership through including Charge NY and EVolve

We hope to encourage more New Yorkers to make their next car an EV while allaying potential fears about range.

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