People often tend to trust the myths.
For many of us, electric vehicles are still the vehicles of the future, despite the fact that they are sold annually in the world hundreds of thousands. There are at least 10 stereotypes, myths associated with carts. It’s time to get rid of them.
1. Electric cars have a small reserve
Many modern electric cars cruising range exceeds 300 km But even if he is 150-250 km – enough to travel around the city. Why do we think so? Because the majority of drivers passing daily much less. For example, according to the U.S. Department of transportation, Americans on average passing daily at 64 km.
2. Electric cars are slow
There is a stereotype that electric cars are slower than cars with internal combustion engines. In fact, electric cars faster than their traditional counterparts. Why? Because the motor instantly generates 100% torque. As a result, for example, the Tesla Model S to 100 km/h accelerates in just 2.5 seconds.
3. Electric cars cost too much
Indeed, electric cars cost more than their counterparts with internal combustion engines. However, on their purchase in many countries there are various benefits and discounts. In the US, for example, have a Federal discount of $ 7,500 on electric vehicles. There are also discounts and on local level in some States (in Colorado, $ 5,000 in California – up to 4 $ 500).
4. Electric cars bad security
In the US, while many electric cars are not allowed to crash tests for safety. However, if this happens, they usually get good grades. For example, the Chevrolet Bolt EV has received in crash tests by the NHTSA highest rating (5 stars) for occupant protection.
5. Electric cars also pollute the air
Some “green” activists believe that electric cars also pollute the air. However, indirectly. They need energy, and it is produced at power stations, polluting the atmosphere. In addition, during the recycling of electric cars is also unhealthy for the environment. But scientists have proved that these vehicles are still less harmful to the environment than cars with internal combustion engines.
6. Electric vehicles are also in use as diesel and gasoline machine
In fact, ride on electric cars cheaper than cars with internal combustion engines that need gasoline or diesel fuel. Us Agency for environmental protection calculated that the owner of the Hyundai Ioniq Electric will spend on charging over five years by about $ 5,000 less than the owner of a similar car with an internal combustion engine on gasoline or diesel fuel.
7. Electric cars break down like other machines
Electric cars do not require such constant maintenance as cars with internal combustion engines. They do not need, for example, to change the oil.
8. It’s hard to find a place to recharge electric cars
Most electric cars charged at home or at work. But the network of filling stations for them is constantly increasing. In the U.S. now there are already more than 20,000 such stations, number of stations in Ukraine is growing every day.
9. Battery electric vehicles quickly, “sit down”
In the US, battery electric vehicles have a warranty of 8 years or 100,000 miles. Nissan Leaf saves 75% battery capacity after 120 000 miles on it. In cars, Tesla battery capacity after 200 000 miles is 90%. So battery electric cars are quite reliable
10. Electric cars will increase the consumption of energy in the World
There is a perception that electric vehicles will consume too much energy, and the power of this “will not stand”.
It is not, because most of these vehicles recharged at night when electricity consumption is minimized.
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