Debunking The Myths: Common EV Misconceptions
Over the past decade, our roads have seen a huge increase in electric vehicles. This is, of course, entirely positive as the transition to more sustainable transportation is essential.
However, as modern technology improves, it is only natural that mixed opinions should surface regarding its usefulness.
As electric vehicles become commonplace in our towns and cities, a number of myths and misconceptions have also arisen. Read on to discover a few common myths surrounding electric vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Can’t Handle Long Journeys
First up on our list of myths is a common one, and many people will have heard that electric Vehicles can’t handle long journeys. Sure, a decade ago, when the first electric cars hit the roads, vehicle ranges weren’t mindblowing. Today, however, electric vehicles can travel between 150-300 miles on a single charge.
With such capabilities, it’s no wonder that business fleets and commuters alike are making the switch to greener vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Take Too Long To Charge
Another common misconception is that electric vehicles take far too long to charge. In fact, this is a rather 2-dimensional approach; with the range of modern charging stations, electric vehicle owners are able to find solutions that suit their exact needs. From slower, overnight chargers to ultra-rapid points, it is now possible to charge a large electric car battery in less than an hour!
The Power Grid Can’t Handle More EV Points
The next myth on our list is that the national grid is unable to support an increase in electric vehicles. In reality, this misconception couldn’t be further from the truth; official estimates suggest that if everyone transitioned to electric vehicles overnight, the increase in power consumption would only be by around 10%. What’s more, as the transition to electric transportation is happening gradually, it gives experts the time to make proper adaptations and facilitate the change.
Electric Vehicles Are Expensive To Run
Last but not least, our final misconception is that electric vehicles are expensive to run. While there is no denying that new electric cars and vans are more expensive to purchase than older petrol or diesel alternatives, the financial benefits of electric vehicles are plentiful. Not only do they cost far less to maintain, owing to the lack of oil changes, engine components etc, but they are also a lot cheaper to drive.
On average, electric cars cost just £1.30 per 100 miles of driving, considerably less than the £11.05 that the same distance costs in a petrol vehicle.
StarkEV: Electric Vehicle Charging Solutions
Here at StarkEV, we’re proud to offer customers up and down the country OZEV-approved EV charging point installation. For homes and business owners looking for efficient, cost-effective charging solutions, you can count on us.
Get in touch with a member of our team today to discuss your requirements.