The average range on a single charge of electric cars sold in the US has soared to 468 kilometers, about 30 percent higher than the global average. Moreover, it marks a surge in the range per charge of electric vehicles in the US compared with the rate recorded in 2011, when the country’s EVs traveled an average of about 117 kilometers. This is made possible thanks to continuous improvements in battery technology, according to a Bloomberg report.
Demand for higher range among U.S. car buyers has played a crucial role in the increase in average EV range. US consumers travel a total of 6.4 trillion kilometers per year, which equates to approximately 23,335 kilometers per person. Apparently, demand for higher range in EVs is high in the country, driving automakers to race against each other to offer larger batteries that could hopefully achieve higher range in their respective EVs. The report noted that the average battery range of electric vehicles sold in the United States has quadrupled since 2011.
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The report further said that Tesla played a key role in the growth by launching electric vehicles with longer ranges in the country, which also contributed to the expected growth of US consumers. According to a Bloomberg survey, nearly two-thirds of respondents believe that an electric vehicle with a range of about 500 kilometers is sufficient for their needs, while less than 10% of consumers say they are willing to choose an electric vehicle with a range of about 320 kilometers. kilometers of electric vehicles. charge or less.
Interestingly, only five EVs will account for 70% of all EV sales in the US by 2022. They are Tesla Model Y, Model 3, Model S, Ford Mustang Mach-E and Chevrolet Bolt EUV. The vehicles have an average range of 497 km.
First published date: March 19, 2023 at 13:27pm CST