Electric cars have been gaining popularity in recent years. One of the reasons for this is that they are less polluting than traditional combustion engines. With this in mind, here are some more debunked myths about electric cars and what the truth really is:
Myth 1 – Electric cars are not as fast as regular cars
Electric cars can go up to 250 km/h (155 mph) but only for a limited period of time. After that, their speed drops rapidly. When you hit 100 km/h (62 mph), you can travel only about 200 meters (656 feet) before having to slow down again. If you want to go faster, it’s best to buy a sports car that has a higher top speed rating.
Myth 2 – Electric car batteries don’t last long
The battery life of an electric car depends on several factors including how often you use the accelerator pedal and how much braking power is required. The longer your journey, the more energy you need from your battery. However, this doesn’t mean that once your battery dies completely, there will be no way to charge it again! Most electric car manufacturers provide free charging facilities at many public locations.
The myth: Electric cars are expensive.
The truth: Electric car prices range from $20,000 to $40,000, depending on the model. A good used electric car can be had for less than $10,000, but you’ll still need to pay a big premium over gas-powered equivalents.
The myth: Electric cars only make sense if you live in an area with abundant renewable energy sources.
The truth: Although they’re more expensive than conventional vehicles, electric cars are better for the environment than their gas-powered counterparts. They also get 50 percent better mileage per gallon of gasoline than a typical vehicle. Plus, there’s no need for fuel stations or oil changes — just plug ’em in when the road gets rough!
Myth 1: Electric Cars Are Cheaper To Run
Electric cars are more expensive than comparable gas-powered vehicles because they require a large battery pack and charger. The average cost of an electric car with a small battery is around $30,000 while the average cost of an electric car with a medium-sized battery is around $40,000. That’s why many people assume that electric cars are cheaper to run than comparable gas-powered vehicles. However, this assumption isn’t completely true because there are other factors involved in determining the price tag on an electric car. The price tag for a gas-powered vehicle includes labor costs and insurance premiums (which can be higher if you live in an area prone to natural disasters). While these costs aren’t included when calculating the cost of an electric car, they are still considered part of your final purchase price.