The South Korean brand Hyundai, together with One Poll analysts, compiled a list of the most common misconceptions about electric cars and provided an explanation of each of them to destroy myths.
Nevertheless, it turns out that a fifth of buyers of conventional cars are still against electric vehicles and despite the constant growth of their sales. But why?
Well, the South Korean brand Hyundai, together with One Poll analysts, compiled a list of the most common
misconceptions about electric cars and presented an explanation of each of them to destroy myths.
The polls were attended by up to 2,000 drivers who use cars with gasoline, diesel engines, as well as engines that run on alternative fuels (AFV).
More than half (56 percent) agreed that the government pushed everyone to switch to AFV by 2040. But a previous Hyundai study found that 46 percent of car buyers are still worried about the power reserve concerns that electric car batteries can present.
"It was very important to hear about some misconceptions in the direction of electric vehicles," says Sylvie Childs, senior product manager at Hyundai Motor UK (UK). One of the most common questions is regarding the power reserve. When electric cars first appeared, we were faced with the problem of the number of kilometers that such cars can travel on fully charged batteries, but these days, this figure has risen to almost 500 km on a single charge, and it will increase with time. "
“But, despite these common misconceptions, our study, along with rising sales figures, shows that there is a real appetite for low-emission cars in the UK,” she added. Hyundai has now addressed the top ten issues and myths about electric cars:
If you are worried that you will have nowhere to recharge your car, then you should not worry! There are currently more than 14,500 charging points for general use in over 9,000 locations in the UK, and this network is growing rapidly. ” Yes, in Russia the situation with this is much worse, but perhaps everything will change in the near future.
Electric cars will cost many times cheaper to cope with, because their motors do not need oil, fuel, and there are fewer moving parts that can fail over time. Many electric cars can reach speeds of 100 km / h in just 7.9 seconds, which is more than the result that many cars with gasoline and diesel engines can offer.
And finally, about the safety of electric vehicles. Be sure that electric cars will pass the same rigorous tests and meet the same safety standards that are required for cars running on gasoline or diesel fuel