Beautiful, good and environmentally conscious: these are dogs. The reason for our four-legged friends in an “ecological” version is explained by a study carried out by researchers at the University of Lincoln, commissioned by CarGurus, which verified the behavior of twenty dogs during short journeys in a diesel and an electric car .
Their attitude on the way showed differences: On short diesel journeys, 50 per cent of our four-legged friends were more restless and got up more often from a lying position. The electric vehicle, on the other hand, with less strong road noise and vibrations, led the dogs to relax more, so much so that their heart rate dropped by up to 30 percent.
During the trip, all the study participants underwent biometric detection (a computer system that recognizes physiological and behavioral data and compares them with those already in possession) and filmed with a camera to identify any anomalous behavior or that indicated relaxation or nervousness.
Between trips the dogs were allowed to rest and relax. The study also identified another interesting fact: the connection between heart rate and motion sickness. When traveling in electric vehicles, biometric records revealed that their heartbeats slowed significantly compared to when traveling in diesels.
Another separate study also highlighted dogs’ preference for electric cars: 39 percent of puppies settled in better, 43 percent were calmer, 42 percent seemed less anxious, and 45 percent did. complained less. Therefore, if a dog owner decides to change cars, in addition to space and comfort, he should also think carefully about the choice of food.