5 myths about e-mobility
#1 “EV range is too short”
Yes, it‘s shorter than most of ICE cars, but… 50–60 km is an average of daily driven distance in many EU countries. Most of the car producers offer EV models with around 200-450km range, which is enough for the daily work-home-work route and even for a longer trip.
Read full report by European Commission HERE
#2 “They are no fun”
E-cars accelerate faster than ones with combustion engines.
Acceleration speed from 0 to 100 km/h:
- Tesla Model S Plaid – 2.1 seconds
- Porsche Taycan Turbo S – 2.8 seconds
- Audi e-tron 55 quattro – 5.7 seconds
#3 “There is no infrastructure of EV chargers“
We agree that a reliable charging infrastructure has a significant role in making e-mobility durable, however 80% of charging sessions happen at home or at work. According to Delta-EE report public fast charging (DC) accounts to only 8% of all charging sessions, still a very important part, but not crucial.
#4 “It is dangerous to drive an electric vehicle“
Electricity? Must be dangerous to drive in the storm!
- There is no risk to charge in the rain
- In case of crash electricity flow is stopped immediately
- In case of thunderstorm faraday cage protects EV
#5 “Electric cars pollute even more than diesel, because production of electricity emits CO2”
We cannot argue the fact that production of electricity may emit CO2, however the pivot point is energetical efficiency. Electric motors convert 75% of the chemical energy from the batteries to power the wheels, whereas ICE cars only 20-30%.