For many people, electric cars are the future of transportation. The future is nearer than many might think, with a number of new battery-powered rides set for introduction in the upcoming years.
Most people who still need to learn about the benefits of plug-in cars frequently have outdated, incorrect information about electric vehicles. Here is a quick look at some myths surrounding electric vehicles that are commonly found for people looking to purchase an electrical vehicle in Alberta.
Myth: EVs don’t have enough range. When your battery runs out, you’ll be left alone.
Fact: Most battery electric vehicles (BEV) can be charged at a public charging station or any ordinary electrical outlet (120V). Using both petrol and electricity, a Plug-in Electric Hybrid Vehicle (PHEV) can travel at least 300 miles. As the infrastructure for BEVs develops, so will the infrastructure for plug-ins.
Myth: EVs Are Just as Slow as Golf Carts.
Fact: Electric vehicles generally accelerate faster than their gasoline-powered competitors. This is because an electric motor quickly generates all available torque. The Ford F-150 Lightning Extended Range goes from 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds.
Myth: The battery will need replacing after five years
Fact: They have the same lifespans as a petrol or diesel vehicle, according to the facts. Although most EV batteries have warranties of about eight years (or 100,000 miles), their lifespan is predicted to be substantially longer and is getting better.
Myth: EVs are cheaper to run than petrol cars
Fact: Running costs of electric vehicles typically run around 30 cents per kilowatt-hour, depending on what deal you’ve got and where you live.
We hope these pointers help to clear some of the myths surrounding electric vehicles.
For more details on finding the best electric vehicle for your requirements, contact us at Skaha Ford. We provide a variety of options on Electric Vehicles that are a perfect fit for any budget.