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2016-04-15

Half of car buyers say electric car must have 300 miles of range




Tesla Model 3

The Tesla Model 3 and 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars are set to make 200-mile ranges attainable for a much larger number of buyers than today's $72,000-plus Tesla Model S. But according to one new study, that may not be enough. A survey by a U.S. national lab showed that many consumers won't consider an electric car unless it has even greater range. DON'T MISS: Tesla Model 3 depositors vs Chevy Bolt EV: sea change or double standard? The study looked at current consumer views of electric cars , and was conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Range is apparently still an issue for many consumers, with 56 percent of respondents saying cars must have 300 miles of range before they would even consider purchasing one...