Myths around EV
As we all know it well that the key reason to air pollution and climate change is the carbon emitted out of our conventional vehicles. Hence, the need for us to switch to a smarter and a privileged option becomes even more important. At the meantime, a lot of misconceptions and myths have been built around both the adoption and use of electric vehicles. Below we have laid down the top five myths that we have found across.
EVs are costly:
Owning an EV is not only economical but also a privileged option to choose. No matter what the price of crude oil is around the world, the average fuel rates for the country will be around ₹70 and ₹80 per liter for diesel and petrol, respectively. Hence, the math becomes very clear that the unit price of electricity multiplied by battery size is equivalent to the cost of running an EV. This also eradicates high fuel costs and provides cheaper maintenance and tax. Electric vehicles also hold their value for longer compared to fuel vehicles.
EVs have low range:
The new EV models that have launched are of high-density batteries. The average range of electric 2-wheelers currently available in the market is around 84 km per charge which is sufficient for day-to-day travel within a city and the average range of electric cars available in the market is between 150-200 km per charge. Further to this, a lot of automotive companies are coming with even higher range of EVs.
EV batteries need to be replaced frequently:
EV batteries today have a warranty of 3 to 8 years, across electric 2-wheeler, 3-wheeler and 4-wheeler categories. Apart from this, the actual battery warranty depends upon how frequently the vehicle is used.
EVs are not efficient:
The studies suggest that the average efficiency of today’s combustion engines, namely the way how effectively it operate with the consumed fuels, is between 25% and 35%. The electric engines, on the other hand, have more than triple the amount of efficiency,. at least 90%.
EVs run out of charge rapidly:
A common misconception built across the minds of the people is that your electric vehicle will run out of charge just like your mobile phone and you will be left all alone in some corner of the road, until your friend comes to your rescue. But this is exactly not the case. Your electric vehicle ( two-wheeler or four-wheeler) will send you out an alert first when it reaches the low charge zone.