Electric vehicles already have several advantages over gas-powered cars.

From no fuel cost to zero tailpipe emission, but now a new study might confirm another often overlooked advantage of EVs.

The quieter driving environment of an electrically driven vehicle can have significant mental health benefits, according to a new brain monitoring study.


The study was led by acoustics expert Dr. Duncan Williams of the University of York and ordered by LEVC (London EV Company), which makes the electric black cabs operating in London.

What they did is place an electroencephalogram, often referred to as a ‘brain cap’, on the head of four professional cabbies who all operate in central London and monitor their brain activity as they drove both the electric and diesel black cabs.

They claim that the results indicate that drivers are more focused, calmer, and happier when driving the electric version of the taxi.

Read more: Electrek