If you have not interacted with electric vehicles you might heard the rumours of electric vehicles being boring to drive. However, if you have driven any electric vehicle you will notice its fun to drive and to be driven in electric car. Let us see the some of the myths and rumours of electric :
- Electric vehicles are too slow
Some people think electric vehicles are too old fashioned, slow and have limited range. However, this is not the truth because they have instant torque and readily available power, electric cars are incredibly speedy and downright fun to drive. For example, Tesla Model S can sprint from 0-60mph in just 2 seconds. Also, the more affordable EVs like Nissan Leaf or the Renault Zoe have great performance in terms of range.
2. Too long charge time
It might be true charging electric vehicle takes long to charge compared to filling up an ICE in a gas station but does not mean you will spend eternity charging or recharging and electric vehicles.
If you have an EV charger installed at home, you can simply plug your vehicle in overnight and let it charge while you sleep. You may also be able to be able to take advantage of cheaper off-peak electricity prices and you’ll be putting less strain on the grid.
For those relying of public chargers there are charging maps that help you locate the nearest charging station to you for proper planning of your journey. The charge up percentage should be 80 percent.
3. They’re too quiet
Electric vehicles do not have mechanical valves, gears or fans of traditional combustion engines, electric vehicles are much quieter than their ICE counterparts. While some people might miss the noise of an engine rev, the benefit is that noise pollution will decrease and help to make cities more peaceful and enjoyable places to be. Studies have also shown that a quieter drive = less stress. Surely this can only be a positive thing?
The more silent the car is the more stress reliving it will be. However, EVs have artificial noise needed to help notify road users.
4. They’re comfortable
Linked with the lack of noise comes comfort. EVs offer best comfort you can find in any car. BasiGo busses in Kenya are one of the most comfortable and enjoyable public rides you can ever ride on. This is because you don't have to deal with any engine noise- just the sounds of the tyres, wind, and road noise.
I hope we have helped you demystify the myths about electric vehicles. with their sleek designs and the exciting driving experience, we think that EVs are a great choice for anyone that wants to make a positive impact on the environment while still enjoying the thrill of the open road.