4 Misconceptions of Electric Vehicles (EV)

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1. EVs have more negative effects, have a positive effect on the environment.

After the news of the Toyota chief executive that the use of electricity is indirect oil. There are other negative aspects. For some, for example, EVs require minerals to be used in the manufacture of vehicles such as lithium, nickel or cobalt, with mines requiring child labor and harsh environments. But they may forget how many times the oil tanker has collapsed. Causing oil spills to contaminate the sea How many disasters have been created in the history of mankind?

4 Misc
onceptions of Electric Vehicles

One of the most important minerals in EV production is lithium. The most important mines to make lithium are not on the land. But in a salt lake! From the preliminary survey, it was found that 87% of cost-effective lithium originates from salt lakes and 13% comes from conventional quarrying.

2. EVs are at a higher risk of ignition than cars.

In some cases the EV vehicle has to be recalled. Due to battery problems In the latest case, Ford had to stop delivering and recall the car. Because the battery shipped from the manufacturer has been contaminated in the manufacturing process. This causes the battery to become extremely hot during use than it should be. Making it more likely to catch fire as well

This is true that lithium batteries are likely to be flammable as conventional fuels. Plus, when ignited, it also produces toxic gases. But the battery has the following advantages: Before the actual fire It will take quite a long time. This gives drivers and passengers the opportunity to escape the vehicle before the fire rages on. Unlike cars that use oil or natural gas, when the fire will spread quickly. And the opportunity to escape from the car without getting burned is almost impossible.

3. The EV battery can only be used for a few years. Moment, it will deteriorate.

The general public, including the author, is likely to have the idea that an EV battery should not last more than three to five years. And begin to charge less Like the battery in our cell phones that are used today.

But the reality is that the battery used in EV cars wears much slower than we thought. According to reports from Tesla users, after more than 257,500 kilometers of use, the car’s battery has only recently deteriorated by 10%, which is very little. Since the EV battery charges differently than the cell phone battery, the EV is charged only to the battery cells that have been discharged. Plus the battery cells have thousands of sub-batteries. Before being tied together into a battery pack.

4. EV cars are expensive!

Actually, this sentence might be true for the jungle house in Thailand. But in many other countries, this speech is beginning to be imprecise when multiple dimensions are taken into account.

Of course, EV cars will cost more than regular cars. The main reason is that the lithium battery in the vehicle is already costing more than 30% of the total cost. When the battery is removed The remaining parts price of an EV is 58.5% remaining when the EV is 3 years old, compared to the average car, where the rest of the equipment is only 41.2% valued at its service life. Equal work

But some people will argue that it is a resale price. Not the purchase price! Today’s EV cars are getting significantly cheaper, as Cathywood often tells Wright’s Law, is when a lot of the product is produced. This will make the cost of production per unit significantly lower. The declining price does not go down in a straight line, but rather an exponential chart. Thus, in the future, EV may have a production cost similar to that of a traditional car.