100-mile range sufficient for electric vehicles?
A recent study by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) says that people don't really need an electric vehicle that can go more than 100 miles in a single charge.
The study surveyed 36,000 drivers, their routes and driving patterns to figure out the optimal EV driving range and how to improve EV infrastructure. The study concludes that an 84-mile range should be enough for most people. That is the range of the Nissan Leaf.
The average commute takes less than 40 miles a day, which means that even after that you have plenty of space left to stop by the store or go out for dinner.
People just want more range because, for us humans, more is better.
What range do you think is sufficient for an electric vehicle?