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Learn some facts and myths about electric cars

When it comes to electric mobility, there are many myths. In this sense, it is important to publicize the facts and create a cultural pattern in this area.

MOBI.E introduces and demystifies twelve myths about electric mobility. Are electric cars more expensive? Are electric vehicles dangerous?

12 Myths About Electric Cars: Truth or Lie?

Electric cars are becoming a growing bet on Portuguese roads. However, questions persist about their properties and use, which must be clarified. It is necessary to demystify some of the most common myths to make the best choice and bet on electric mobility:

#1 - Are electric cars more expensive?

Increasingly, electric cars are becoming economically attractive. Such a car can offer the same values ​​of diesel or gasoline equivalent, for the same characteristics and level of equipment.

The price of the battery has also fallen by about 80% in the past 10 years. In addition, there is a right to tax benefits and a lower maintenance cost, which makes the total costs lower.

#2 - Not enough charging stations

There are many shipping alternatives. The number of charging stations for electric cars is growing rapidly. Mobi.E's network includes more than 2,485 charging stations, three-quarters of which are AC chargers, providing a total of 5,100 outlets.

More and more companies are offering charging stations to their employees and customers, with the possibility to implement local charging.

picture of electric charge

#3 - The upload process is too long

The car is parked, on average, more than 90% of the time, that is, at home or at work, so if you charge it in this period, the user will not feel the charging time. Charging time is important on long trips, and in these situations the user already has high-powered charging stations at his disposal, which reduces waiting time.

#4 - Electric vehicles do not take long trips

Electric vehicles aren't just meant for short trips. The range of the newest vehicles is about 400 km, and up to 700 or 800 km, which is more than enough for long trips.

#5 - Electric vehicles are dangerous

Electric cars have the highest degree of safety, like conventional cars. They have safety systems that prevent the risk of fire or electric shock; For example, in the event of an accident, the flow of electricity from the battery immediately stops.

#6 - Electric vehicles do not contribute to the environment

These vehicles have the smallest environmental footprint of any type of vehicle on the market. They contribute to environmental protection, as they do not emit carbon dioxide and other types of gases. With the increasing use of electric vehicles, more and more studies are showing that these vehicles are more environmentally efficient throughout their entire life cycle.

#7 - Too many electric cars will increase the load on the grid

Electric vehicles also ensure safe energy savings. A study in Germany showed that even if you start driving more than a million electric cars, your electric grid is able to respond. Norway, the country with the most electric cars, makes it clear that you don't have to worry about the electricity supply.


#8 - Does electric mobility take away jobs?

Making an electric car requires 30% less effort than making a vehicle with a combustion engine. In the long run, there may be fewer jobs in the auto industry. However, the success of electric vehicles will keep the industry running smoothly.

In addition, it creates new functions for the production, installation, operation and maintenance of charging stations, for the development of specific technological solutions. The Mobi.E network alone has more than 30 approved products, 22 merchants and more than 70 operators.

9- Are electric vehicles dangerous to pedestrians?

Unlike cars with combustion engines, powered vehicles are much quieter. At a speed of less than 30 km / h, these vehicles usually emit artificial sounds. At high speeds, the noise generated by the tires is sufficient for pedestrians to perceive the presence of cars.

#10 - Aren't they fast?

Electric motors have a large amount of power, which is fully available from the beginning of acceleration. This is possible because these types of engines have access to torque from the start and have dynamic stability on the road.

#11 - Isn't it visually appealing?

Over time, electric cars invented their design, which was popular until then. Currently, most cars have a futuristic style and design, with light and elegant elements.

#12 - Not enough raw materials?

With current technology, the amount of lithium available is enough to produce batteries for a billion cars. In addition, old batteries are recycled (in the long run it is possible to achieve a recycling rate of up to 97%).

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