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10 funny mistakes of driving electric

Today there are already more than 1000 times more E-charging points than gasoline stations. In Germany alone there are over 60 million chargepoints. That should be enough, shouldn’t it?

The thinking error is that you don’t need to drive e-cars to pumpstations. You can recharge it at any location. There are mobile and still powerful chargers (like the Juice Booster 2). With that you can recharge at EVERY industrial wallsocket. (And at every other common wallsocket anyway.)

In other words: E-cars can be recharged while parking. Simple as that.

There aren't enough e-charging stations yet.
 Mistake # 2 

First: The average European (yes, including Germans) drives 60 km per day. That range can be driven easily by any e-car today.

Second: See mistake #2: today you charge where you park. Everytime you sit in your car you have a full tank and therefore the full range available. That’s efficient.

Third: If you really have to drive often and long distances, then take a Tesla Model S. That car does 400 km and there is a FREE Tesla-owned Supercharger network, with it you can drive from Hamburg to Genua.

In other words: The range-anxiety is the Nessie of the e-mobility: scary, mystical and nobody has ever seen it.

The range are completely inadequate.
 Mistake # 4 

Way off.
If all (ALL!) cars would drive electrically the total power consumption would only increase by 9%. Unbelievable, right?

The reason is the astonishing efficiency of electric cars. That could give one food for thought…

In other words: We could all switch to start driving electrically today and could cover the increased power consumption with the existing power plants!

If everybody would drive electric there won't be enough power.
 Mistake # 1 

The truth is:
Batteries are recyclable up to 98%, the driving energy can be produced with water-, wind- and solar-energy 100% CO2-neutral, the car has a 3 times longer lifetime due to less parts that can break compared to a petrol engine car.

And: no pollution, no oil drips to the ground, no oil tanker accidents, no grey energy from the petrol transport, no waste on old oid and filters and much more

 

In addition: e-cars have an energy efficiency of 90% which is used for motion, petrol cars only 15%. The rest evaporates in heat.

In other words: Mistake #3 is the desperate dream of oil companies and ICE creators. But already obsolete.

The complete life cycle assesment of e-cars is worse than the one from petrol engine cars.
 Mistake # 3 

Indeed nobody wants to spend four hours at a gas station. The mistake is that you never have to go to the gas station again.

The most difficult thing with e-mobility – so it seems – is to unlearn the old complex operations.

In other words: See Mistake #2

Nobody wants to wait 4 hours at the gas station until the e-car is fully charged.
 Mistake # 5 

Regarding the weight:
BMW i3: 1195 kg. BMW 118i: 1295 kg, Audi A1: 1210 kg.

The electric car is the lightest …

Or: Tesla Model S: 2150 kg, BMW 750i: 1945 kg, Lexus LS 600: 2345 kg, Mercedes S 500: 1955 kg, Bentley Continental: 2475 kg.
The electric car is in the average.

 

Regarding the efficiency:
A BMW i3 consumes practically about 180 Wh per kilometer, a Tesla Model S about 220 Wh. That’s the equal of about 1.6 to 1.9 liters of petrol per 100 km.

 

In other words: E-cars are marginally heavier but still consume just one fourth of the energy.

e-cars are too heavy and not efficient.
 Mistake # 6 

The funny part: There is almost no technology. One battery, one electromotor, done. And both is already surprisingly mature.

Regarding the price: yes the costs move towards the initial purchase. But there are massive savings for maintenance and energy.

In other words: e-cars are usually financially more attractive after 3 years than cars with conventional engines.
 

Electric would be cool, but the technology is not ready yet and too expensive.
 Mistake #8 

e-cars are indeed soothingly silent. In a world with constant acoustic noises, that’s a blessing.

And it helps everyone: It calms down and destresses. With that one drives more relaxed in areas with pedestrians. The interesting part: even you barely can hear the car, you notice it without nerves. No bell no honk. Just like this.

 

A contribution to world peace, so to speak.

 

In other words: yelling and roaring don’t fit the spirit of the time anymore. Silence is more cultivated, smarter and more modern.

e-cars are silent and that's dangerous.
 Mistake # 7 

Carrying two motors doesn’t make sense. They have to be produced and later recycled. An addition petrol engine probably should prevent range-anxiety. But we’ve already covered that topic.

The hybrid-concept reminds a little bit of the Ford T. Some still preferred to take an additional horse with them to have an engine of the previous generation available on demand.

 

In other words: the concept of the e-car is to drive simpler and more efficient. Ergo the hybrid idea is thinking in the wrong direction.

Hybrid-cars are more convinient because you still can drive them with petrol.
 Mistake # 9 

No e-car driver (not even recently switched) did ever miss the petrol engine sound.


Go and test an electric car an let us know if you exempt from that rule.

In other words: V8 is cool. The silently humming e-car is cooler.

… a car needs a cool sound.
 Mistake # 10 
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