Despite their growing popularity, a few myths exist about how Electric Vehicles (EVs) are charged. Such disinformation can discourage potential EV buyers and spread false information about electric mobility. We’ll debunk five popular misconceptions regarding EV charging in this article so that you have the truth and can decide whether to adopt electric mobility.
EV Charging is Slow and Inconvenient
With rapid technological advancement, EVs have slowly advanced into the most convenient and affordable way of traveling. Regular Level 1 charging (using a smart home plug) is more than sufficient for everyday needs & is being adopted globally. Plus, they are the cheapest and safest for preserving battery life. Level 2 fast charging stations offer slightly rapid charging abilities. Furthermore, fast-charging stations can recharge up to 80% of your electric vehicle’s battery in under 30 to 60 minutes, making them ideal for SOS situations for traveling within the cities, especially for highway travel.
Charging EVs Strains the Electrical Grid
The majority of concerns about EVs straining the grid are mostly unfounded. EVs primarily charge at residential and office locations. Given the current and projected EV penetration, both such locations have enough surplus capacity in the near to medium term. In the long term, as EV penetration increases, the demand for electricity will increase – intelligent charging options and time-of-use optimization can balance the load, reducing grid stress. Additionally, many charging stations in the future will employ separate green energy, which lessens their influence on the grid and encourages sustainability.
Charging is expensive
Compared to refueling an ordinary fuel-injected vehicle, charging an EV often costs substantially less. Since electricity often costs less per mile than petrol, substantial long-term savings exist. Additionally, some regions provide off-peak electricity rates, enabling EV owners to charge their vehicles even more affordably during particular times.
Charging an EV Damages the Battery
Modern electric vehicles (EVs) have cutting-edge battery management technologies that guard against overcharging and overheating. To ensure longevity and reliability, battery technology has been optimized by EV makers. The most advantageous charging range is often between 20% and 80%, which increases battery life. Charging an EV to 100% is safe.
EVs Have Limited Charging Infrastructure
Thanks to the tireless efforts of leading companies, the EV charging infrastructure continues to expand in India. ElectricPe is critical in advancing this development as governments and private firms invest significantly in charging stations to serve the rapid increase of electric vehicles.
Charging stations are more common in residential spaces, offices followed by curbside retail stores, shopping malls, and along highways, giving EV owners plenty of access to charging. The only problem was the inconvenience of downloading multiple Apps since every charging station used to have its own App. Imagine downloading every individual restaurant’s App to order food! ElectricPe’s App provides access to conveniently find, charge & pay at any charging station. Plus, it takes care of everything else, like payments, disputes of overbilling, and chargers being unavailable or not functioning at the physical location. ElectricPe is at the forefront of sustainable transportation to ensure you never have to worry about running out of power on your electric ride, whether through busy city streets or attractive tourist spots.
That being said, join us for a cleaner, more sustainable environment. Let’s shape a sustainable future where every driver is safer, more secure, and healthier. Join us in our mission today!