Seven out of ten running an electric car also have a petrol or diesel car. Two out of ten electric vehicle owners say they drive cars more than before they bought the electric car.
With an average mileage of 15,500 kilometers a year, those who are running EV cars are driving 2 to 4 percent longer than those who adhere to gasoline, diesel or hybrid cars, Dagsavisen referred to figures from the Institute of Transport Economics (TOI).
“EV owners have special car-based travel patterns, and appears to be a subset of new car buyers who use cars very actively for everyday life with children and commuting to work,” the researchers wrote in the report.
Traffic Researcher Erik Figenbaum notes that even if electric cars are emission-free, they do not solve all the problems related to car use.
– An electric car takes as much space in traffic as other vehicles. Battery vehicles contribute to solve the emission problem, but not congestion problems, he stressed.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today