Busting Five EV Charging Myths

Busting Five EV Charging Myths

Devanshi Jupalli

July 14, 2023

Knowledge Center


Electric Vehicles (EVs) are completely revolutionizing the automobile industry, offering a green and sustainable mode of transportation. However, several misconceptions surrounding EV charging need to be addressed. In this article we will debunk five common myths about EV charging, providing you with accurate information to better understand the realities of EVs.

Myth 1: EV charging is slow and inconvenient




While it’s true that some types of charging can be slower than refuelling an IC vehicle, the advancements in charging technology have significantly improved charging speeds. Level 2 chargers (240 volts) are commonly available and can charge an EV much faster than the older level 1 chargers which are regular household outlets. DC fast charging i.e. Level 3 charging can provide a sustainable charge in a very short duration of time. Additionally, the growing infrastructure of public charging stations is making EV charging more and more convenient with many accessible locations in parking lots, shopping centres, workplaces and along highways.

Myth 2: EVs are as environmentally disastrous as IC vehicles




One of the most common myths related to EVs is that they are harmful to the environment. Even after taking the electricity requirements under consideration, EVs have a much smaller carbon footprint when compared to IC vehicles. Practically speaking, the footprint of EV cars is only determined by the source of electricity using which they are charged. When the source of electricity is renewable like solar or thermal, the carbon footprint is very low. As solar carports are gaining popularity the carbon footprint is going to reduce even more in the future.

On the other hand Gasoline powered vehicles produce harmful gases when combusted and also increase the dependency on fossil fuels which are non-renewable in nature. Hence it can be said that EV vehicles are much less environmentally disastrous than IC vehicles.

Myth 3: EV charging is expensive




The cost of charging an EV is generally lower than refuelling a gasoline-powered vehicle. Charging at home using a Level 2 charger is typically cheaper than buying gasoline, and the cost per mile travelled is considerably lower for EVs. Moreover, public charging networks offer a variety of pricing models, including free options, pay-as-you-go rates, and subscription plans, making EV charging affordable and flexible. With the growing competition in the charging market, prices are expected to become even more competitive in the future.

Myth 4: EV charging is a burden on the electrical grid



While EV adoption increases the demand for electricity, the grid is well-equipped to handle this growth. Charging infrastructure planning takes into account load management techniques, such as off-peak charging and smart charging, to minimize strain on the grid. Multiple EV owners charge their vehicles overnight when the electricity demand is lower. Furthermore. The integration of renewable energy sources into the grid reduces the environmental impact of charging EVs making them a sustainable and environmentally friendly option.


Myth 5: EVs are prone to fires




When compared to IC vehicles EVs have a comparable or even lower risk of fire incidents. EVs are designed in a particular way, they include safety measures such as thermal management systems and advanced fire detection and suppression systems. Furthermore, EVs undergo rigorous testing and comply with stringent safety standards. While EV fires can occur, they are rare and can be prevented by taking up measures such as using the right charging methods, Thermal management and safe parking and storage.

In conclusion,  EVs are going to be a major part of the transportation industry and also offer a clear environmental advantage. It is important for EV owners and potential EV owners to understand the difference between myths and facts surrounding them. As the EV industry continues to evolve, it is essential to rely on accurate information to make informed decisions and embrace the benefits of electric mobility.


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