MYTH 1: EVs don’t have enough range
- Reality: EVs don't go as long between charges as gas cars go between fill-ups, but they don’t have to. The average U.S. driver travels only 30 miles a day, well within the range of any EV, and those with long-range driving needs have their pick of EVs with 125+ miles of range, like the current Chevy Bolt EV or Tesla Model 3 and 2018 Nissan LEAF or Hyundai Ioniq.
- Reality: EVs cut greenhouse gas emissions in half, no matter how the energy used to charge them is produced. If you live in a state that produces most of its energy from renewable sources, you can reduce your emissions even more. EVs waste less of the energy they consume.
- Reality: Charging an EV takes only a few seconds: the time it takes to plug the car in before you go do something else. Just like a cell phone, an EV charges while you’re busy doing other stuff. Cars spend over 90% of the time parked, so we have more than enough time to charge.
- Fun ChargePoint Fact: our network data shows that EV drivers stay parked for 50% longer than they need to charge, on average.
- We made a free sustainability calculator if you'd like to find out how much environmental impact you have by going electric. Plus, it's a good resource to share with friends who are considering going electric.
- We're loving this video made by FullyChargedShow (on Youtube) that explains why electric cars are NOT dirty! https://youtu.be/Bkh5nnMac7U
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