Editor/Reporter - CheersandGears.com
January 17, 2012
If you’re one of people who wants an electric car, but have the fear of not having enough power to make it through your daily drive, you might want to hear this story.
A new study released by Columbia University says that 95% of daily trips could be made with an electric vehicles. The study done by two doctoral students used data from the Department of Transport’s 2009 National Household Travel Survey. The data showed 95% of the 748,918 recorded single-trip journeys by car were under 30 miles.
More surprisingly, 98% of single-trip journeys were under 50 miles in length. Only 1% of single-trip journeys were 70 miles and above.
The study found out the average distance for single-trip distance is 5.95, while 95% of rural residents' trips were under 50 miles.
But of course, these numbers are only for single trips, which only tell you so much. What would more helpful if there was an average commuting distances. Luckily, the study provides those numbers as well.
The study found 95% of those surveyed traveled under 40 miles to work; the average trip was 13.6 miles.
The average round trip drive for urban drivers was 36.5 miles, while rural drivers saw an average of 48.6 miles.
Source: Green Car Reports