Drive Electric week is coming up this fall from September 23-October 2. Find an event near you, and be sure to check out the Electric Vehicles Myth Busters below!
EV Myth Busters
Ever wonder if the facts you’ve heard about EVs are true? Here are a few common myths.
- Myth: Electric vehicles are worse for the climate than gasoline cars because of the associated power plant emissions.
Fact: EVs have no tailpipe emissions and emissions vary based on the electric fuel mix.
- Myth: Electric vehicles don’t have enough range to handle daily travel demands.
Fact: The average American household travels 50 miles per day and most EVs models can go more than 200 miles per charge.
- Myth: There is nowhere to charge.
Fact: EVs can be charged at home with normal outlets, charging stations are becoming increasingly common at workplaces and apartment buildings, and public charging stations and corridors are receiving more funding.
- Myth: Electric vehicles are worse for the climate than gasoline cars because of battery manufacturing.
Fact: EV lifetime emissions are lower than those from internal combustion engine vehicles, even when accounting for manufacturing. Recycling batteries can further reduce lifecycle emissions.