When you are about to buy an electric car you make a huge mistake: you compare it to a petrol car even if it is totally different.
Let's see together the 5 big misconceptions about green mobility.
1. Costs as much as Diesel
Often the mistake is made of looking at the price of recharging and comparing it with the cost of refueling a diesel car.
Nothing more wrong to do. When we approach the electric we must remember that it is always advisable to have a charging station at home or at the workplace so as to have a lower cost of energy than the columns that we find on the street.
And anyway, let's not forget that the electric / diesel cost ratio is 1 to 3.
2. Charging times are eternal
In this case, you have to completely change your mindset. We should no longer think about going to refuel, but we should think about refueling in the time slots in which the car is parked, so as to optimize times and not notice the difference in the slightest.
Example? Leave the car in charge when you are shopping or when you go to the gym.
And anyway, let's not forget the possibility of recharging in DC from the fast and ultra fast columns present in the area: they allow you to fill up in a few minutes, paying a slightly higher cost.
3. They are too expensive
If we look at the city car segment, we will find higher selling prices than the same diesel versions.
Moving up the segment, however, the price of electric will align or even be lower than other petrol models.
And anyway, let's not forget the numerous state incentives that allow you to radically reduce the purchase price of green cars.
4. They are good only in the city
Very false. The average distance of electric cars on the market is 250km at motorway speed.
How many motorists drive that distance on the highway every day?
And anyway, let's not forget that both in the motorway restaurants and just outside the motorway exits, it is possible to find stations to recharge your car.
5. The battery needs to be replaced after 8 years.
Most electric cars have a warranty of 8 years or up to 160,000km.
This does not mean that after 8 years the battery will have to be replaced, quite the contrary.
Recently, some manufacturers have gone so far as to provide a 10-year warranty or up to 250,000km on the battery pack.
And anyway, let's not forget that the warranty term is not the moment when the cells stop working.
Generally, in fact, the battery lasts longer than that of the car itself and the replacement is simply not even considered.