It wasn’t long ago that electric cars sounded like a thing of the future, but their popularity has only continued to grow since they first set tires on the market. Many of the misconceptions about electric cars that started back then are still lingering today. So, we’re here today to bust five electric car myths.
Myth #1: Electric cars are expensive to buy
Electric cars aren’t always the cheapest, with lower-end prices ranging from $30,000 – $40,000 in 2021. Like gas-powered cars, the price of an electric car changes depending on brand, accessories, and add-ons. Many luxury electric cars, such as the Porsche Taycan, can be as expensive as their gas-powered siblings.
However, don’t forget that by purchasing an electric car, you’ll be saving thousands in dollars at the fuel pump – something that isn’t reflected in the price tag on purchase day.
Myth #2: Their range is very short
It’s true that electric cars currently have a shorter range than their gas-powered counterparts. However, there is always room for improvement when it comes to range, which Tesla has already proved with its S model’s range of 400 miles.
You can read more about the ranges of electric vehicles in 2021 here.
Myth #3: They aren’t good for long trips because there aren’t enough charging stations
Are electric cars a bad choice for road trips since there aren’t enough places to charge them? In short, no. There are now 26,000 charging stations and 84,000 plugs in cities across the US, with the number only set to continue growing as more and more car companies are adding electric vehicle options to their fleet.
Taking a road trip in your electric vehicle may take a little bit of extra planning, but it isn’t impossible. You can find charging stations along your route here.
Myth #4: Battery life in an electric car is short and batteries can’t be replaced
It’s true that early electric cars had shorter ranges and lifespans than more recent models. Advances in electric car batteries mean that their lifespan is much longer than they used to be — often as long as the life of the vehicle. They’re also replaceable.
These days, the batteries in most electric cars have a 10 year or 100,000 mile warranty, just in case your battery can’t keep up with the demands of your driving habits.
Myth #5: Electric car batteries are bad for the environment
Once an electric car battery is dead, it’s tossed into a landfill, and hundreds of thousands of batteries piling up in a landfill somewhere can’t be good for the environment, right?
Actually, electric car batteries still have up to 70% of usable energy after they’ve been removed from vehicles. They can either be recycled or turned into new devices and components to be used again.
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