Sunday, April 14, 2024

Electric Vehicles some Myths and Facts

It’s March 2021, and the price of gasoline is 94.44 cents per gallon, and diesel is 86.37 cents per gallon. It’s almost to the point of becoming a luxury. To be honest, given how things have been over the past year, this shouldn’t come as a surprise. I believe we’ve grown accustomed to, if not insensitive to, such catastrophes. Moments like this force us to consider other options.

Although there are many misconceptions and reservations about electric vehicles, they remain a feasible choice. This makes logic, but in a nation like India, where we’ve become accustomed to burning tyres and waking up the neighbours with your deafeningly loud silencers, convincing the populace to switch to electric vehicles would be a difficult feat. This is something that will take years to complete. We think, however, that with good instruction, this process may be accelerated.

While the primary purpose is to dispel some myths and misconceptions about these cars, we’ve also highlighted a few advantages and disadvantages, allowing you to make a better informed decision as a buyer.

The easiest place to begin is to dispel some prevalent fallacies about electric vehicles that deter consumers from purchasing them.

1. I drive around a lot and electric vehicles are not a suitable option since they have low ranges and I can’t keep charging them

This is most likely one of the most significant things that deters all prospective customers. While electric vehicles did have shorter ranges a few years ago, with so much advancement in technology, electric automobiles can now easily run for at least 300 kilometres.

Unless you’re Jason Statham, it’s quite unlikely that you’ll be travelling anywhere near that in the city on any given day.

So, if you only drive to work and home, and then to the grocery store because you’re too lazy to walk, an electric car can easily last you a day.

Electric scooters give you a range of almost 120km and with such short charging times, you can plug it right after you reach home and you’ll be up and ready the next day.

2. Electric vehicles are no fun and I like some pump to my everyday ride

Now while we agree that electric vehicles are no match when it comes to filling your ears with that sweet engine roar, and it doesn’t help when it comes to revving your bike in front of your crush to impress her, which makes you look like an idiot, it’s false to assume that electric bikes are no fun. Them being so silent is perfect for you to come back home drunk without your mom waking up.

Any more subtle and you could be batman.

Electric vehicles, since they have no lag, can sometimes accelerate faster than an internal combustion engine.

With companies spending more on electric vehicles, the performance of the same has drastically increased and no more resembles the old boring electric vehicles. 

3. I’ll be consuming more electricity and will add to my expenses

Well, it seems silly to even contemplate this; the money you save by not using gasoline will more than pay your energy costs. You won’t have to charge your vehicle as frequently as before thanks to advancements in battery technology. It also saves you a trip to the gas station, where you’d have to wait in line and perhaps get into a fight with someone who cut you off. With electric automobiles, all of these issues may be simply avoided.

Petrol rates for an ordinary customer commuting 30 kilometres per day may range from $250 to $300, whereas the cost of driving an electric car is approximately $50.

This is a significant difference that will save you a lot of money over time.

4. Charging an electric vehicle is a lot of hassle

While it is true that your alternatives for charging your vehicle are restricted, You won’t have to charge them as frequently now that their ranges have improved. Charging stations have been installed in key government buildings, malls, and other public locations by the government. Certain flats have also included charging stations for you to utilise while you finish off your BIZNESS.

As more electric vehicles are introduced to the market, charging will become more convenient.

6. Electric vehicles are expensive

The majority of an electric vehicle’s expenditure is spent on its batteries. Electric cars employ lithium-ion batteries, which are similar to those used in smartphones but are larger and more numerous. These batteries account for over half of the car’s cost. This is due to the high cost of the materials utilised in the manufacture of these batteries. Battery prices are anticipated to fall as more research and development is done and other materials are evaluated.

The cost of batteries has decreased by more than half in the previous decade.

In the future years, this will continue to decrease, and as more businesses realise that going electric is the way to go and abandon combustion engines, electric vehicles will become more affordable.

7. Electric vehicles are high maintenance

Electric cars, on the other hand, have less moving components and do not require frequent oil changes. When opposed to internal combustion engine vehicles, they feature a simple power transmission mechanism and so require relatively little maintenance.

8. Electric vehicles, especially electric cars are unsafe

No matter what automobile you’re in, driving like a crazy while sipping JD will end with you tipped over and coughing blood.

Electric cars include equipment that cuts off power sources by shutting off the fuse, lowering the risk of fire in the event of a collision.

Electric cars are subjected to the same safety standards as internal combustion vehicles when it comes to other safety aspects. Vehicles will undoubtedly get safer as a result of government-mandated safety regulations such as passenger airbags.

I’m sure at least one of them will apply to you, and perhaps this article has persuaded you to reconsider your position. Fuel costs will inevitably rise in response to rising demand. However, you have the option of choosing something more environmentally friendly and cost-effective, and we feel that electric cars are the way of the future.

Please let us know if there is anything we missed in the comments area below.


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