EV Myths and Myth Busters

Ever wonder if what you’ve heard about electric vehicles is true or not?

We’re here to help you bust those myths by sharing factual information you can trust. Learn more by reading each blog post. 

Myth #1: EVs are just as bad for the environment as fossil fuel cars. 

Myth: EVs are just as bad for the environment as fossil fuel cars.

Myth Busted: EVs run more efficiently, emit no tailpipe emissions, and produce fewer emissions overall.

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Myth #2: You can’t get an EV wet!

Myth: EVs can’t get wet.

Myth Busted: Evs are safe to drive through water and to charge in the rain.

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Myth #3: You can get cancer from the battery in an EV.

Myth: You can get cancer from the battery in an EV.

Myth Busted: The electromagnetic field levels in an EV’s battery pose no risk to your health. 

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Myth #4: You can’t off-road in an EV.

Myth: You can’t off-road in an EV.

Myth Busted: Many EV models come with AWD and towing capacity, and many newer models even have off-roading features.

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Myth #5: EVs catch fire more often than gas cars.

Myth: EVs catch fire more often than gas cars.

Myth Busted: The technology in EV batteries is specifically designed to prevent thermal runway. Overall, EVs are highly rated for safety.

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Myth #6: EVs depreciate faster than gas-powered cars.

Myth: EVs depreciate faster than gas cars.

Myth Busted: This is difficult to determine since the EV market is so new, but certain models have held their value.

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Myth #7: The electric grid can’t support EVs and electric rates will increase.

Myth: EVs will drive up electric rates and stress the grid. 

Myth Busted: With time of use rates and proper management, the electric grid has enough capacity to support widespread use of EVs. Electric rates will actually decrease.

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Myth #8: EVs don’t drive well in winter weather.

Myth: EVs don’t drive well in winter weather.

Myth Busted: EVs are great to drive in winter weather because of their superior handling and weight distribution, which makes for safer maneuverability. 

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Myth #9: You can’t road trip in an EV.

Myth: You can’t road trip in an EV.

Myth Busted: Road trips are definitely doable in an EV! Just make sure to plan your route for charging stops. 

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Myth #10: EVs are only accessible for the wealthy.

Myth: EVs are only accessible for the wealthy.

Myth Busted: There are many programs and opportunities available that make owning an EV affordable for everyone.

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Myth #11: EV insurance is more expensive because EVs aren’t as safe as gas cars.

Myth: Insurance for EVs is more expensive because they are not as safe or reliable as gas cars.

Myth Busted: EVs are no less safe or reliable than gas cars. EV insurance increases slightly due to the developing technology.

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Myth #12: You need a smartphone to use a public charging station.

Myth: You need a smartphone to be able to charge at a public charger.

Myth Busted: You can use your credit card to pay for your charging session instead of downloading an app.

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Myth #12: EVs can’t go through an automated car wash.

Myth: EVs can’t go through an automated car wash.

Myth Busted: EVs can go through a car wash the same as a gas car. Just put the car in neutral and you’re good to go!

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