Megan's verdict on electric cars

03 March 2020

Interview with 

Megan McGregor, Naked Scientists

ELECTRIC CAR PARKED

ELECTRIC CAR PARKED AT HOME

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The show began this week by handing the keys of an electric car to Megan McGregor, who normally drives a standard petrol car. So what’s her verdict?

Megan - After a weekend using an electric car, what do I think? Well, first off, I think a lot of the concerns about range haven't really kept up with reality. I had no issue while I was pottering around this weekend and unless you're driving 60 miles each way to work everyday, I wouldn't foresee any problems for day to day use. I still have a bit of lingering concern about charging. I was able to make do with the charging point at the park and ride this weekend, but I honestly wouldn't want that to be a long term solution.

All the different charging networks give you choice but it feels pretty overwhelming for a newcomer. From the people I've spoken to for this show, it seems everything is a lot more manageable if you can get a home charger installed, but I'm not in a position to do that. That said, if you can get a home charger, I think you're onto a winner and I do hope that public charging infrastructure develops to a point where not being able to charge at home doesn't feel like a barrier to owning one of these cars.

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