Study shows electric taxis make drivers happier and less stressed
Since the government’s announcement to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2040, there has been much focus on EVs and hybrids to fill the boots of fossil fuel powered cars. Great strides have been made in battery technology and aesthetic design in order to compete on the market and we are seeing improvements every day.
Not only does driving an EV have environmental and financial benefits, it is also better for your health, according to a study carried out by LEVC (London EV Company) and academics from the University of York.
In an experiment, they used an electroenphalogram (a brain cap) to monitor brain activity and mental states between four London cabbies, driving both electric and diesel-powered vehicles.
The results were pretty convincing; those driving an electric vehicle showed a higher level of concentration, less variable heart rates and drivers themselves reported that they were happier in a quiet cabin.
As we move towards a more electric automotive industry, this study shows that there may be more benefits of going electric than we first thought.
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