There are some myths about electrical vehicles in the public. In the beginning these vehicles are faced some of those problems and latter many of those are overcome. Now we will discuss some of the major myths about the electrical vehicles.
- Suitable only for short distances: According to the Unites States of Transportation, Americans drive forty miles per day in an average. Most of the new BEVs (Battery Electrical Vehicles) have at least double to that range. These can be charged at any publicly accessible station or any ordinary electrical outlet, which is having 120V capacity. At present EV (Electrical Vehicle), owners can easily travel up to 120 miles with a single charge. If they have a PHEV (Plug in Electric Hybrid Vehicle), can travel at least 300 miles on a combination of gasoline and electricity.
- Battery chemicals damage environment: Another myth with electrical vehicles is the battery chemicals used in these cars are not environmental friendly, damage the environment and they cannot be recycled. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, in conventional cars ninety nine percent of the batteries are recycled. The metals using in the newer batteries are much valuable. The recycling programs for those batteries are already developed. If the batteries are no longer viable in the electrical vehicle, these are planning to use for energy storage.
- Battery charging takes too long time: One of the most widely popular myths is the electrical vehicles takes too long time to charge. The most convenient time and place to charge your EV is while you sleep at your home. Your electrical vehicle can be left to charge for overnight at slowest outlet of 120 volts at your home. It can give you forty miles of range. You can get the double or triple charge from the same amount of time from 240 volts outlets in most of the new PHEVs or BEVs.
- Lithium batteries can explode and dangerous: In the consumer electronics, we can find many kinds of lithium cobalt batteries, lithium ion batteries. These can cause a fire risk in certain circumstances. With the advanced battery management systems, these risks can be avoided. Thermal runaway can prevent with careful design. Most of the electrical vehicle makers are some other battery types. Those are lithium manganese, and lithium iron phosphate. These will provide more reliable service for a long period and have built in safety advantages.
- More plug-ins crash electrical grids: According to the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 2007 survey, if all vans, SUVs, light trucks and cars on the road today are PHEVs, electricity transmission and production capacity could rise seventy-three percent the daily commutes. Plug-ins is seen as energy storage devices on wheels, so these are benefit to the grid. Making of green energies like wind power and solar are even more viable.
If you have any doubts regarding to electrical vehicles, check the trusted organizations information like manufacturers and other public awareness websites. These will help you to find the better and update information.