What is “Charge Anxiety”?

Like range anxiety, ‘charge anxiety’ is a common fear amongst many current and prospective electric vehicle (EV) drivers. Range anxiety and charge anxiety is the fear that the car's battery charge won’t get them to their destination without running out. A lack of chargers contributes to this fear, as many think they must run their car down until it is empty. Doing this is more likely to contribute to your car completely running out of charge, especially if you’re in an off-grid location. Luckily, our EV experts are here to help.

Our battery storage chargers provide the perfect EV solution to charge anxiety, allowing you to conveniently charge your vehicle even in off-grid locations. Our charging points can be deployed in areas where connecting to the grid is expensive or impossible, such as at events and destinations. If charge anxiety is preventing you from buying an electric car, read our article below.

Topping Up is the Way Forward

Many EV drivers wait until they’ve completely run out of charge to fill up. This is probably due to bad habits we’ve picked up from driving an internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle; we always wait until our car beeps at us to fill up. That was easily fixed, as petrol stations are easier to find, but charging stations aren’t as easily discoverable. If you’re planning a long journey, use Zap-Map to help you find the nearest charger.

If you notice a charging point coming up along your journey, it’s wise to stop off and charge, even if it’s just for half an hour. It's better than breaking down, and it can take away the range anxiety. By topping up your car battery, you can provide an appropriate vehicle charge and look after the long-term life of the battery itself. If you would like to find out more about renting our portable chargers, please visit us here.

How We Can Help

EV charging and its reliability is often debated, but it’s still a growing market, and will soon be our only source of fuel for vehicles. The fears that come with charging and driving an electric vehicle can easily be resolved, especially with our portable charging solutions. Our chargers don’t need to be connected to the infrastructure to charge a vehicle, making them the perfect choice for destinations and events in remote locations.

Our EV experts here at Elite Vehicle Charging can even provide a concierge service to ensure the full maintenance of your rented chargers, giving you and your customers peace of mind. If you would like a quote, or to find out more, you can give us a call on 0800 702 2261. Alternatively, you can fill out our online form here.