Let us bust some myths about Electric Vehicles

Let us bust some myths about Electric Vehicles

21 October 2022 3 min read

The pursuit of sustainable living is driving innovation all over the globe. As a result, there are emerging technologies that are shaping newer ways of living. Perhaps the sector to undergo the most significant transformation is mobility. The vehicles of the world are going electric as countries endeavor to reduce their dependence on conventional vehicular fuels – petrol, diesel and gas.

But new technologies are often welcomed with much suspicion and skepticism, especially when they demand considerable investment. People want to be sure that the technology will indeed be a rewarding overall experience. It is also a time when one finds many myths doing the rounds. So has been the case with electric vehicles(EVs). The following are four of the most common myths around electric cars that need to be clarified to enable people to make an eco-friendly choice.

Myth #1: Electric vehicles are unsafe.

Fact: The advocates of this myth single out incidents to paint an imbalanced picture. Experts agree that EVs are as safe, if not more safer than conventional vehicles. They must adhere to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards in the USA. When the car is in an adverse situation such as a collision or short circuit, emergency safety mechanisms turn off the electrical system. Most brands have crash-proof means, and their batteries are well-protected.

Myth #2: Electric vehicles don’t offer range for daily needs.

Fact: The EV range or the distance a car can travel on a single charge depends on various factors such as weather, vehicle handling, maintenance, age of battery and driving conditions. In the US, almost all electric cars deliver more than 100 to 200 miles on a single charge. The daily average commuting distance is around 50 miles. Technology evolution is also helping automakers increase the range of their vehicles. So EVs do not have any limitations for typical daily usage.

Myth #3: EVs have a higher carbon footprint than gasoline vehicles.

Fact: The proponents of myth argue that by adopting electric vehicles, the world is shifting the source of carbon emissions from the tailpipe of vehicles to the chimneys of power plants. While it is true that in the absence of greener alternatives for producing electricity, charging electric vehicles would increase electricity consumption, leading to a significant increase in emissions from power plants. However, power plants around the world are becoming cleaner. In addition, renewable power generation is becoming more robust with the passing of the day. Moreover, research shows that over a period of time electric vehicles account for lower greenhouse gasses emissions than conventional fossil fuel vehicles when you consider their manufacturing and usage.

Myth #4: Charging electric vehicles is a major issue.

Fact: Yes, EV charging takes more time than fueling your vehicle and charging stations are less ubiquitous than we would like them to be. But any charging point can help charge the EV battery – be it the toaster or the dryer charging point. You can also install an EV charging station in your house. Level 1 chargers are suitable for average daily usage of fewer than 50 miles a day. If the daily usage is higher than that, Level 2 chargers might be better. If charging your EV is a concern, GreenBrilliance has a solution. We can make EV Charging at your home greener, faster and cost-effective. Our portfolio of superfast EV charging stations which we can power with our solar solution, offer various options suited to your needs and make you a Sustainability Champion.

We can help you adopt a more green lifestyle so that you can support our country build a more sustainable future. Contact GreenBrilliance @ 703-657-0090 or gosolar@greenbrilliance.com to find out more.