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Are fully electric cars practical?

Electric vehicles (EVs) can meet the driving needs of many people, as proven by a decade of experience in driving EVs by the founders of Plug In America and other EV drivers. In the United States, well over 90% of drivers average less than 100 miles, the range of most vehicles in both the previous and current generations of EVs. Data from the U.S. Department of Transportation shows that most Americans average less than 30 miles per day. (See graph, below.) The occasional long-distance drive can be done with a second car that is a plug-in hybrid (PHEV), by access to vehicles in car-share services, or by renting or borrowing another vehicle.