QOTD: How Far Do You Typically Drive Each Day?
Range anxiety used to be one of the biggest issues surrounding electric vehicles, but advances in battery technology means a majority of them can now travel more than 200 miles (322 km) on a single charge and sometimes much, much farther.
Despite this, some people don’t think that’s enough range. With that in mind, we’re asking our readers how far they typically drive each day.
There have been a number of studies on the subject over the years, but results have varied. Some have indicated the average American drives less than 30 miles (48 km) per day, while other studies have put that number closer to 40 miles (64 km).
However, there are a variety of factors at play and the number is unique to each person. It’s also impossible to ignore the impact of the pandemic as working from home has become more common as have hybrid work arrangements, where employees may only need to go into the office a few days per week.
While much of the discussion is focused on EVs, how far you drive likely impacts your feelings about eco-friendly vehicles. In particular, a combined fuel economy rating of 20 mpg might not seem bad if you only drive 20 or 30 miles (32 or 48 km) per day, but if you travel significantly farther on a daily basis, you might want something more fuel-efficient.
With all that being said, how far do you typically drive each day?