Electric cars are becoming more and more popular, but there are still a lot of people with prejudices. Many of these prejudices are unjustified. Here we debunk the most common ones.
Electric cars take a long time to recharge.
Charging is the first thing people think of when they hear about an electric car. Because of the large battery in the cars, you might think that you have to wait a long time for ‘a full tank’. This is partly true, a large battery needs some time to fully charge. But you don’t have to stand next to it to wait. Your electric car will be parked somewhere without you wanting to use it 90% of the time. On top of that, more and more superfast chargers are appearing on the market.
Electric car batteries only last a few years.
The prices of the batteries used in electric cars are not cheap. This is because producing them is not exactly cheap either. Of course, you want your battery to last long enough. But you don’t have to worry about this. These batteries can last for many years. After that, these batteries are used in other devices.
Electric vehicles have a low range.
The battery of your electric car can run down very quickly, but it doesn’t have to. You have a great influence on this. For example, when you accelerate quickly with your car, the engine uses more energy and the battery runs out faster. If you want to drive for as long as possible, you will have to change your mindset.
It is dangerous to charge an electric car in the rain.
Water and electricity don’t mix, everyone knows that. Electric drivers have a great fear that their vehicle will stop when it has charged in the rain. This is anything but true. Electric cars have an internal protection against water. As a result, raindrops cannot penetrate the engine. So you can simply charge your electric car in the rain. The NRGkick charging solution is even IP67, which means it can go under water up to one metre and still do its job.
Electric cars are much slower than their ‘normal’ counterparts.
On the contrary, electric cars accelerate a lot faster than normal vehicles. This is because full power is immediately available. Because of this, they perform better and reach higher speeds faster.