noun[mass noun] informal
Worry on the part of a person driving an electric car that the battery will run out of power before the destination or a suitable charging point is reached: range anxiety is often cited as the most important reason why many are reluctant to buy electric cars
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- We had our own form of range anxiety on the Cairnwell Pass when we realised we were fast in danger of running out of fuel, both volts and litres.
- "Range anxiety" has led to a slow take-up of electric cars, despite subsidies of up to £5,000 per vehicle.
- With a range of 588 kilometres, the ix35 Fuel Cell eliminates "range anxiety" often associated with alternative-fuel vehicles.
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