Electric Vehicles: Busting the Myths

Uptake of electric vehicles (EV) continues to grow at an impressive rate, but despite their growing popularity, there are still a lot of myths and misconceptions floating around about EVs. If you’re thinking about making the switch to an EV, it’s important to separate fact from fiction and understand the true benefits of driving an electric vehicle.

So, let’s take a look at some of the most common myths about EVs and set the record straight.

EVs have limited range and can only travel short distances

This is a common misconception, the truth is that most modern EVs generally have a range of 150-300 miles and can easily handle daily commutes and long road trips. With PoGo’s extensive and expanding network of charging stations, you can easily charge up on the go and enjoy a seamless driving experience.

Did you know: The average time spent travelling was 45 minutes a day in 2021!

EVs are expensive

While it can be true that the upfront cost of a new EV can be higher than a traditional internal combustion engine powered vehicle (ICE), savings typically come in the long run by avoiding high fuel prices and reduced maintenance costs. Plus, with help-to-buy and subscription based models, the transition to an EV might not be as expensive as you think!

Charging an EV takes too long

The truth is, most EVs can charge up in a few hours with a destination charger. With PoGo’s ultra-rapid charging options, you can charge up in minutes instead of hours.

EV batteries do not last and need replacing

Car manufacturers often offer battery guarantees for their vehicles – some for as long as 8 years! With the rapid pace of technological advances in the industry, batteries are becoming more efficient and also cheaper to replace. Once a battery does begin to degrade, it can be repurposed to be used for other uses, such as in home storage for solar panels. When the battery then reaches the end of its usable life, elements of the battery can be recycled with manufacturers looking into processes to improve the efficiency of their recycling processes.

EVs are slow and boring to drive

This couldn’t be further from the truth! With better torque and smooth acceleration, electric vehicles provide a thrilling driving experience that you just can’t get from a traditional ICE vehicle.

It’s time to put the myths to rest and discover the true benefits of driving an EV. So why not take the leap and join the revolution today? At PoGo, we believe in the power of EVs and are dedicated to making the transition as easy and seamless as possible through increasing the accessibility and availability of charging provision across the UK.

Make the switch to an EV and experience the fun and excitement of electric driving for yourself!

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15th March 2023

Andrew Lawrie - Marketing Manager

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