Top 5 Electric Car Myths
Since the electric car first came on the market, many myths have circulated that work to discredit the advantages to owning an electric vehicle. Though all drivers may have their own preference between electric and gasoline, we thought it was time to put these myths to rest once and for all. Here are the top 5 electric car myths.
1. There is nowhere to charge my electric car
Sure, it can take time for a great idea to catch on. Today, however, finding a spot to charge your electric car isn’t too difficult. There are electric car charging stations throughout the country, and chances are your city has at least one. Your car can also be easily charged at home. Vehicles like the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf come with an available wall box that charge your vehicle faster. That way, you can charge while you sleep and your vehicle will be ready to go before work in the morning.
2. Electric cars cost too much
Certainly there are electric vehicles on the market that are over the price range for the average consumer, but not all of them. The 2015 e-Golf is available with a starting MSRP of $35,445. It’s important to also consider all of the money you will save on fuel and maintenance by switching to electric. Check out our current deals to see just how affordable an electric vehicle can be.
3. Electric cars will leave you stranded
Many will accept the money saving benefits of electric vehicles but are concerned that the charge will run out and leave them stranded. Nobody wants to be stranded on the road, but with the Volkswagen e-Golf, there is little reason to be concerned. The e-Golf has a range of up to 83 miles. For most people, who only drive to and from work on a daily basis, this is more than enough distance.
4. Electric cars are not any better for the environment
The argument here is that an electric vehicle requires electricity, which comes from a coal-fired electric plant. Though this may be true in some cases, not all power plants operate this way. A lot of electricity comes from sources such as water, wind or solar energy. In addition, with no emissions, driving an electric vehicle cuts out the air pollution you may cause otherwise from a gasoline powered vehicle.
5. Electric cars are not fun
Drivers have different ideas of what is considered a fun drive, and that is why Volkswagen has all sorts of models to fit the diverse needs of drivers everywhere. When driving the e-Golf, however, we can’t help but have a blast. The 115 horsepower electric motor and instantly responsive 199 lb.-ft. of torque make this vehicle a joy to drive.
We know that an electric vehicle is not right for everyone, but if you are someone who is considering an electric car, we hope reading about the top 5 electric car myths has helped make your decision easier. Whatever your vehicle needs might be, feel free to check out our full inventory of gasoline, diesel and electric models. We have something for everyone at Volkswagen Santa Monica, so contact us if you have questions.