5 wacky beliefs about electric vehicles
5 wacky beliefs about electric vehicles
5 wacky beliefs about electric vehicles
5 wacky beliefs about electric vehicles

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You might think that these technologies are now evolved and widespread enough for most people to understand well what electric vehicles are, but unfortunately, that’s not the case. As a matter of fact, there’s still a lot of education to do and misinformation to fight against.

The proof lies in a recent survey conducted by the British site Leasing Options Limited. Before you say “Those guys are crazy!”, understand that similar answers and results could very well be obtained here in Quebec. And remember that our province wants to forbid  the sale of vehicles powered by gasoline by 2035 …

5 wacky beliefs about electric vehicles

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Here are five wacky beliefs about electric vehicles that came out of that survey:

  • 8% of the respondents think you can’t sit inside an electric vehicle while it’s plugged and charging.
  • More than 6% believe the battery in an electric vehicle will explode during a collision.
  • 5% say it’s not mandatory to have a driver’s license to operate an electric road vehicle.
  • 4% think electric vehicles can’t go to the car wash.
  • More than 2% believe that electric vehicles have no brakes. 

Isn’t it incredible? Sure, most people know electric vehicles better than that, but as we can see, there’s still a portion of the population for which these automobiles are a mystery, if not a dangerous enemy.

5 wacky beliefs about electric vehicles

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Leasing Options Limited also tries to reassure the public by explaining how electric vehicles can be put in reverse, how their brakes work, how they can be driven under the rain without any problem, and how they are not more likely to be hit by lightning than a traditional vehicle.

There’s probably more silly beliefs and false information about electric vehicles out there. Do you know any? We want to hear about them!

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