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Range anxiety

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by mkspeedr, May 30, 2018.

  1. mkspeedr

    mkspeedr Member

    Jun 14, 2015
    Santa Clara, CA
    I often get asked about range and range anxiety. I know this has been discussed but I wanted to share a two wheel perspective.

    I was with a group of people at work – mostly motorcycle commuters – discussing EVs. The topic turned to range and range anxiety. A few minutes later the questions were directed at me and my Tesla. All the normal comments and questions we have become accustom to hearing. I turned to them and said, “wow, are you guys messed up. I don’t have EV range anxiety I have gas anxiety.” They all looked puzzled. I explain every morning when I walk into my garage – I check which motorcycle has gas and which one needs gas. When all four are out of gas I am forced to drive out of my way to a gas station, get my wallet out of my backpack, fill up my tank and back track back to the freeway. As I back out of the driveway I look over to the Tesla and think...I wish my motorcycles would fill up magically overnight.

    They all looked at me like…oh yea, getting gas is an inconvenience. Duh!

    BTW – I am buying an Engerica to fix my gas anxiety problem.
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  2. david_42

    david_42 Member

    Oct 30, 2006
    South of Portland, OR
    So, true! My Honda Shadow only had a three gallon tank and that was good for ~120 miles at highway speeds. Underlining the problem was the reserve "tank". It was almost 1/3 of the total volume, so 80 miles and I'd be off the highway.
  3. Cheburashka

    Cheburashka Active Member

    Jan 29, 2018
    Los Gatos, CA
    I agree with you. I also ride to work (it's just faster with splitting than taking any car), and I have to fill it up twice a week, which means going out of my way either on the way to work or back.

    For a commuter, an electric bike would be nice.

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