Electric cars make you calmer?

Yes, until someone hogs the charging point or you can't find one

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Electric automobile

Through the early period of the automotive industry until about 1920, electric automobiles were competitive with petroleum-fueled cars particularly as luxury cars for urban use and as trucks for deliveries at closely related points, for which the relatively low speed and limited range, until battery recharge, were not detrimental.

Electrics, many of which were steered with a tiller rather than a wheel, were especially popular for their quietness and low maintenance costs. Ironically, the death knell of the electric car was first tolled by the Kettering electrical self-starter, first used in 1912 Cadillacs and then increasingly in other gasoline-engine cars.

Mass production, led by Henry Ford, also reduced the cost of the nonelectrics. Electric trucks and buses survived into the 1920s, later than passenger cars, especially in Europe.

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Could electric vehicles make motorists calmer?

Electric cab developer publishes results of research that suggests driving an EV could help lower stress levels

Electric vehicles (EV) are known to deliver significant air quality and emissions reduction benefits, but could they also help improve the mental well-being of motorists?

That is the question addressed by a new study undertaken by electric taxi developer LEVC and a team at the University of York, which has been published today to mark Mental Health Awareness Week.

It found that drivers of LEVC's new plug-in hybrid electric taxi enjoyed lower levels of stress and improved focus when compared to drivers of conventional diesel taxis.

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