Demystifying EVs: The fear of running out of charge
With the advent of smartphones and unlimited connectivity across the globe, nomophobia has become commonplace. The fear of running out of charge is something that the anxious millennials are growing up with. But is it justified? The answer would be yes only if you were driving the yesteryear electric cars. Though the technology used then was the latest, it seems primordial now. Because, you will know exactly how far you can go with whatever juice you have left in your EV.
The new age electric vehicles come with all kinds of sensors and of course employ computer wizardry to ensure that every possible metre of distance is extracted from those batteries. While there is always a scope for human error, machines do not err. Like the display on the centre console of the Mahindra e2oPlus, the modern EVs will tell you how you have been driving and according to your driving style how far can you go.
Because driving an electric car and a fossil-fuel car is slightly different in terms of technique, the on-board computers help you align with the driving style by crunching all the numbers for you. So, when you know how far your car goes, there is no scope for the fear of running out of charge. And in case you do, the EVs have a magic wand hidden underneath. For example, the Mahindra e2oPlus has a reserve battery charge that can take you a few miles further where you will have access to electricity. So, no more nomophobia for the EVs.