EV DRIVERS ARE LESS STRESSED

EV DRIVERS ARE LESS STRESSED

by Content Team |
posted 13 June 2022

Drivers of electric and hybrid cars feel less stressed behind the wheel than drivers of petrol or diesel cars, according to research by DS Automobiles.  In a survey of 2,000 UK drivers, over 78 per cent had experienced stress while driving. However, 38 per cent of electric and hybrid car owners said their current car makes them feel less stressed than previous petrol or diesel cars they have owned.

31 per cent of those who experience stress admitted that this negatively affects their driving ability, with stressed drivers more likely to make rash decisions and pay less attention to potential hazards. This highlights the importance of a relaxing driving environment, with 20 per cent of drivers saying that features designed to reduce stress are something they usually consider when looking for a new car.

Among the features which drivers felt were most effective at reducing stress, a quiet and refined drive was cited by 41 per cent of survey respondents. With the ability to run on near-silent electric power, the DS E-TENSE technology for electrified vehicles (available across the entire model range) helps deliver a calm and cosseting driving experience.

The fully electric DS 3 CROSSBACK E-TENSE can travel up to 212 miles on a single charge (under WLTP testing) and benefits from the expertise of the multiple title winning DS Performance Formula E team. DS also offers plug-in hybrid versions of the DS 4, DS 7 CROSSBACK and DS 9, each capable of driving more than 30 miles on electric power alone (WLTP). From 2024, every new model from the brand will be 100 per cent electric.

 


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