"The Battery Won't Last" And Other Myths About EVs Debunked 

 

There are more than 920,000 fully electric cars on the road in the UK. And by 2030, 80% of new cars and 70% of new vans will also be electric. But despite the growing popularity of EVs, myths and misconceptions continue to circulate. One of the most common myths is "The Battery Won't Last," but is there any truth behind it? In this blog post, we'll debunk this and other prevailing myths surrounding EVs to help you decide if an EV is the way forward for you.

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Myth 1: "The Battery Won't Last"

One of the most widespread misconceptions about electric vehicles is that their batteries won't last, leading to fears of expensive replacements. In reality, the lifespan of EV batteries has improved significantly in recent years. The average EV battery can last around 100,000 to 200,000 miles, depending on the make and model. Moreover, manufacturers typically provide warranties for a certain number of years or miles, providing peace of mind to EV owners.

In the UK, where the government is actively promoting the transition to electric vehicles, advancements in battery technology and infrastructure are making EV ownership more accessible and sustainable. Vehicle charging points are becoming more widespread, making it convenient for EV owners to charge their vehicles, debunking the myth that the battery won't last.

Myth 2: "Charging Infrastructure Is Inadequate"

Another concern often voiced in the UK is the perceived inadequacy of the charging infrastructure. A lot of people believe that there aren't enough charging stations, especially in rural areas. However, the reality is that the charging infrastructure in the UK is rapidly expanding. The government is investing heavily in the development of public EV charging points, and private companies are also contributing to this growth.

The UK government's commitment to EV vehicles has spurred the expansion of charging networks. With grants and incentives available to businesses and individuals for installing home chargers, the charging infrastructure is evolving to meet the increasing demand for electric vehicles. As more people make the switch, the myth of inadequate charging infrastructure will likely become obsolete.

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Myth 3: "EVs Aren't Practical for Long Journeys"

Some sceptics argue that electric vehicles are not practical for long-distance journeys due to concerns about ‘range anxiety’ and the availability of charging points. However, this myth is increasingly being debunked as EV technology advances. Modern electric cars come with longer ranges, and rapid-charging stations are becoming more prevalent along major road networks – making it easy to charge up and get back on the road.

For UK drivers, the expanding charging infrastructure means that long journeys are increasingly feasible. As the charging network grows, the myth that EVs aren't practical for long journeys will be replaced by the reality of an electric vehicle market that is well-suited for various driving needs.

Myth 4: "EVs Are Too Expensive"

Cost is another factor holding people back from investing in an EV. However, this myth is gradually being dispelled as the market matures. While the initial purchase price of EVs may be higher than traditional cars, the total cost of ownership is often lower due to lower running and maintenance costs.

In the UK, government incentives, such as grants and tax benefits for electric vehicle purchases, further contribute to making EVs more affordable. As the second-hand market for electric vehicles expands, more budget-friendly options become available, challenging the myth that EVs are unaffordable. With different types of finance options available, there are flexible routes potential EV owners can take to make the move to electric.

Myth 5: “EVs aren’t as nice to drive as regular cars”

It’s no secret that driving an EV isn’t different to driving a petrol or diesel car, but it doesn’t have to be a negative thing. EVs are automatic, which many people find easier to drive than a manual vehicle. They also power up quickly, helping you reach higher speeds faster. Driving an EV can be a smooth and satisfying experience, so you might want to book a test drive before writing them off completely.

While there are many myths surrounding EVs in the UK, they’re getting much easier to debunk. As a greener, more sustainable form of travel, EVs have a lot of potential to help reduce carbon emissions for a brighter future for everyone.

You can help be a part of this change by installing electric vehicle charging points for your business. This will not only help your business maintain a more sustainable environment, but it will also help you encourage your staff to adopt greener driving habits. phs Compliance provides professional EV charger installation, with a range of solutions to meet your businessneeds. Get a quote today and let us dispel EV myths together to support sustainable transport in the UK.

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