Electric Vehicles and the Myths surrounding them.

Higher efficiency, lower fuel cost and lesser operational cost makes EVs better than ICE vehicles.

Nishita Gupta
Nishita Gupta January 5, 2023
Updated 2023/01/05 at 11:16 AM

Electric Vehicles (EVs) are powered by electric motors which are operated by power stored in batteries. EVs have an electric motor in place of an Internal Combustion Engine (ICE). As an EV works on electricity, the vehicle gives out little to no exhaust from the tailpipe i.e. it has zero tailpipe emission and does not have parts, like a fuel pump, fuel line, or fuel tank.

These automobiles have lesser operating costs as they have a lower amount of transportable parts for upkeep and are also pretty environmentally conscious as they use very less to no fossil fuels (petrol or diesel).

 

Myths about EVs

1  EVs are more expensive than ICE Vehicles.

Albeit EVs may have a larger purchasing cost, the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of EVs is relatively less, as charging, upkeep, and functioning costs are considerably lower than those of ICE vehicles. Additionally, the upfront aegis given by the central/state government further reduces the total cost of EVs.

2  EVs have a Lower Speed.

EVs are equipped with high-speed powertrains thus EVs offer more acceleration. As far as speed is involved, EVs available in the Indian market have high speeds depending on the model purchased. EVs have a much better beginning torque as compared to ICE competitors and therefore speed up quicker.

3  EV batteries need to be changed frequently.

EV batteries in this age have a warranty of 3 to 8 years, among all electric 2-wheeler, 3-wheeler, and 4-wheeler classes. The real battery warranty might differ depending on the vehicle’s usage.

4  EVs take a lot of time to charge.

The time of EV charging relies upon the kind of charger used for charging. Right now, available EVs amongst vehicle categories (2-wheeler, 3-wheeler, 4-wheeler) can be charged from 0 – 80% in about, 1 – 5 hours from Slow/Moderate chargers while using Fast chargers, EVs can be charged in less than 1 hour. Fast chargers are mostly used to charge electric four-wheelers. The pace of charging also relies on Cell Chemistry.

 

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