Myths About EVs

Chuckle. While those in the know have long since overcome their fears of EVs, many still cling to these:

“Hyundai UK commissioned a study about people’s attitudes toward electric car. The biggest reason people don’t buy electric cars is still range anxiety.”
 
See Hyundai UK Explodes 10 Common Myths About Driving An Electric Car

  • Range anxiety
  • Where to charge
  • Electric cars are too expensive
  • Electric cars are too sluggish
  • You can’t drive an electric car in thunderstorm or through a car wash
  • There aren’t enough electric car models on the market
  • EV batteries wind up in landfills
  • Electric cars aren’t safe
  • Roadside assistance can’t help with electric cars
  • Electric cars don’t have enough performance

Nope. None of those are true today. The last one to die was the one about not enough models. That may have been true a couple of years ago but now just about every maker of ICEd vehicles also makes EVs. There are several makers who only make EVs. The sticker price may still be a little high but when you consider total cost of ownership, it’s no contest. EVs cost less to power and less to maintain and they last longer. ICEd engines last about 1000h of operation for gasoline and 2000h for diesel but electric motors can run continuously for decades. Well, maybe they need new bearings once in a while but that’s a very quick operation, not “rebuilding”. Performance? Chuckle… I can still remember the thrill of the old electric trolley buses with people having to lean into the acceleration. That was always a myth.

So, go ahead. Buy and drive an EV. You won’t regret it.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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