Electric Vehicles Pass the Remote Road Test


According to the researchers, transport is one of the key issues we need to tackle to limit the worst effects of climate change.

Electric vehicles can handle the distances required to travel to essential services in remote and regional Australia, a new study from The Australian National University (ANU) has shown.

According to co-author Dr Bjorn Sturmberg, the results indicate the use of electric vehicles in remote communities is more feasible than might be expected.

"We analysed the distances between people's homes and the nearest "service hub" towns - where they might go to the do the shopping, for example," Dr Sturmberg, said.

"The vast majority of residents, or 93 per cent, could do those trips with even the lower-range of electric vehicles currently available on the Australian market. That's without needing to recharge en route."

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