Basically, the idea is to stop listening to people trying to instill fear about "range anxiety" while also ignoring anyone who says that an EV is the perfect car. Instead, just figure out if you're a good match for an EV by testing one out. Don't have access to a Leaf just yet? No problem. Pretend your current car has the same range "limitations" as an EV and drive around for a few weeks. As you do so, keep a notebook in the glovebox and go on a "virtual test-drive." As you drive, keep a record of two things:
- How far you drive between stops that could be places you'd recharge your EV.
- How long your stops are at these places (so you can estimate how much extra juice you'll get in the time parked there).
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