In fact, Ev’s are generally faster than their petrol counterparts. This is due to an electric motor generating 100% of its available torque instantly, the transition from stationary to speed is almost instantaneous when a driver pushes the accelerator.
One of the quickest production cars in the world at any price, is the top version of the Tesla Model S with a 0-60mph time clocked at 2.5 seconds!
2. EVs are no “greener” than petrol-powered cars
False! No matter how the energy used to charge them is produced, EVs cut greenhouse emissions in half. You can reduce your emissions even more, if you live in an area that produces most of its energy via renewable sources.
Various studies from America to Europe conclude EVs already are and will only become cleaner than internal combustion engine competitors – battery production and recycling and energy production are all taken into account.
3. They do not have enough range
Electric vehicles are charged more frequently than petrol cars, this is because EV drivers can charge up wherever they go. But they can often go the same time as a petrol car if needed but they simply do not have to.
In the UK, the average driver travels 30 miles per day, which is within the range of any electric vehicle. But, if you are a long-range driver you need not worry! As an example. the Nissan Leaf has a range of 235 miles and the Tesla model 3 drives up to 220 miles at a time… besides more car manufacturers are entering the EV industry with the UK’s plan to go Electric by 2030 and they are competing to produce the longest-range EV.
4. Evs are very pricey
In the long run you will enjoy the benefit of much lower running costs. Not only are electric vehicles cheaper to maintain due to having just one moving component, charging an EV works out a third as much per kilometre as filling the same car with petrol!
There is the cost of the initial installation of a charging point, but if your from the UK, do you know you may be eligible to take advantage of the OLEV grant from the government for home charging or the workplace scheme for any workplace charging?
5. There are no chargers near me
There are a vast number of chargers available across the UK now and over the coming years, they will be installed everywhere to support the government’s plan for all new vehicles to be electric by 2030. There are apps you can download to find the nearest charging point to you.
If there are no convenient charging places for you, you should consider having a home infrastructure installed to charge your vehicle, this is one of our specialisms at BOOSTEV.
We also offer workplace charging, where we install an infrastructure to support multiple charge points and our infrastructure provides the ease to install more in the future.