As public demand for sustainable transport solutions continues to rise worldwide, electric vehicles (EVs) are increasingly being hailed as some of the most innovative and environmentally responsible forms of personal transportation available today. Their popularity is soaring, with a remarkable surge in global sales reaching 10 million in 2022​​. Yet, despite this upward trend, numerous myths about EVs persist and cast doubts in the minds of potential buyers.

Some of the Zappis we have installed (Image: Tanjent)

Some of the Zappis we have installed (Image: Tanjent)

This article aims to dispel these misconceptions and offer a clearer picture of the reality of EVs. By addressing the most common myths mentioned below, it seeks to provide an informed perspective on the capabilities and benefits of electric vehicles. Hopefully, these clarifications can encourage a more accurate understanding of the role of EVs in society’s shift towards sustainable transportation.

There’s Not Enough Charging Infrastructure

The myth that electric vehicles suffer from a lack of charging infrastructure is one of the most common concerns that discourage would-be EV buyers. However, while it’s true that EV charging technology is still relatively young, it’s also becoming increasingly ubiquitous in many countries. As of January 2023, the UK alone boasted 37,055 public EV charging devices—and the numbers steadily rising​​. The growth in the number of rapid chargers, which now comprise a significant portion of EV charging devices, further enhances convenience for EV drivers.

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