Myth Busting: Electric Cars

There are plenty of misconceptions about electric vehicles. Let's look under the hood of some common myths.


Electric Vehicles (EVs) are hitting the road in greater numbers, but there are still plenty of misconceptions about them. Let's take a look under the hood of some common EVE myths.

EVs Are Too Expensive

EVs do cost more than comparable gasoline-fueled vehicles. However, widely available EV tax incentives plus lower operating and maintenance costs more than make up the difference.

EVs Don't Have a Long Enough Range

Most new EV models can travel 200 miles on a single charge, and some last much longer. That's far more than the average American drives each day.

Public Charging Stations are Hard to Find

There are now more than 44,000 public charging stations in the U.S., and that number keeps growing. Plus, there are plenty of smartphone apps available to help you find the nearest one.

EVs Just Replace Gasoline Engine Pollution with Power Plant Emissions

EVs reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions by at least 20% when refilled with electricity from coal-fired power plants, and that's not even considering the growing use of renewable energy sources.

Charging EVs Puts a Strain on the Grid

Home charging uses about the same amount of power as an electric water heater. Taking a hot shower or charging your EV early in the morning or at night is hardly going to strain the grid.

So now you've go the facts. Consider upgrading your vehicles to EVs.

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