Range anxiety isn't the only barrier to electric car ownership

Electric Nation
Electric Nation

Ask car buyers why they wouldn't consider purchasing an electric car and you're likely to hear a lot of the same answers – cost, lack of infrastructure and limited range being some of the worst. With all but the most expensive electric cars unable to achieve more than 200 miles of driving range, customers prefer the security of combustion engines.

But it's not just range anxiety holding potential customers back – it's the time taken to recharge the batteries that's a real killer. The process, which the New York Times is calling 'charging time trauma' refers to the hour or more that many electric cars need to recharge.