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  • n. The fear that a vehicle has insufficient range to reach its destination and would thus strand the vehicle's occupants, primarily used in reference to battery electric vehicles.


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  • “The problem of refueling is so significant that fans of electric cars have a phrase for it: range anxiety, the nagging fear that you’ll run out of juice before you can find a charge spot and be stranded at the side of the road.�?

    The New York Times, Batteries Not Included, by Clive Thompson, April 16, 2009

    April 23, 2009