For the past few years in India, whenever you go out on the road, firstly you are scared of the hugely inflated prices of petrol and diesel, in some cities, you have to pay up to 96 rupees for a liter of petrol. Electric vehicles have been seen as the perfect solution since Tesla's arrival in the Indian market. So what is stopping people from adopting electric vehicles?
The last decade of human history has seen powerful efforts against environmental pollution on all fronts. For this reason, the adoption of electric vehicles has also gained momentum recently. However, like all new technologies, it is important to answer common doubts and questions before adopting them. Here we are going to talk to you about some such myths about electric vehicles.
Myth: 1 electric vehicle takes time to charge?
One of the most common concerns of people considering adopting electric vehicles is that when they go to refuel, their car refuels in a few minutes, but when it comes to electric vehicles, they are charged It can take hours to do. This argument does not take into account changes in fuel patterns due to electric vehicles. If you have a parking zone or garage, an electric vehicle with a 240-volt power outlet can often be taken out and charged at night or even some time of day. This means that you can avoid long lines at petrol pumps or CNG stations. Similarly, with a supercharger, you can fully charge your car in 30 to 60 minutes. Many companies are considering installing charging stations in their parking spaces. Which will be able to deal with the charging problem to a great extent.
Myth: 2 electric vehicles are economically impractical?
It should not be a surprise because whenever much new technology comes, such a curve appears. Most electric vehicles are expensive in luxury markets, but this is changing rapidly. Especially in India where cost reduction is being done through subsidies and electric vehicles are being made more accessible. Also, a US survey shows that the cost of electric vehicles, in particular, is half that of gasoline-powered cars. In electric vehicles, the moving parts are quite low, leading to an effective cooling system and no need for oil. To address this, MG Motor is offering a 5-year manufacturing warranty for unlimited kilometers on the car and an eight-year or 150 thousand km warranty on the battery to privately registered customers. It also provides round-the-clock roadside assistance for privately registered cars for 5 years, plus 5 labor-free services.
Myth: 3 electric vehicles have expensive batteries and you have to change them frequently.
Lithium-ion batteries are rechargeable batteries used in electric vehicles and many portable electronics. Lithium-ion batteries are safe for many of their options, and battery manufacturers are required to take safety measures to protect the consumer in the event of a battery failure. The cost of lithium-ion batteries is steadily decreasing and India is making serious investments in high-performance batteries. Currently, electric vehicle batteries, for example, have up to 90 percent capacity after 241,000 kilometers of driving. Not only this, electric vehicle companies give an eight-year guarantee for the battery. The MG ZS EV offers a warranty of 8 years or 1,50,000 km for a warranty on the battery pack. Math: 4 Electric vehicles not suitable for long-distance travel?
It is wrong to adopt electric vehicles. The range of these vehicles is low and will not be sufficient to travel from one city to another or even outside the city. This is not correct to say. The market penetration of EV Leaders from around the world can be predicted to change the existing market dynamics as they will localize their internationally certified EV offerings and adapt to the needs of the local consumer base in India. With the government's increasing emphasis on charging stations, there will soon come a time when a private electric vehicle can travel from Delhi to Chandigarh and maximum charging stations will also be found on the way. However, the MG ZS EV can cover the 340 km range at once.
Myth: 5 electric vehicles have low speed.
This has been a specific notion for most electric vehicles, but you will be surprised to know that electric race cars also exist! Most manufacturers of electric cars limit the top speed to conserve battery charge. This is why most EVs are designed with only a fixed ratio aimed at reducing the speed of the electric motor. Which is usually between 8000 and 10,000 rpm. Electric vehicles can accelerate to 0.96 kmph in 2.5 seconds even in consumer vehicles! The MG ZS EV as an example can cover 0 to 100 km per hour in 8.5 seconds.
Note: The answers to the myth given here are given by MG Motors.