- Electric cars are unfit for wading through water, as well as electrocution is always a possibility.
On a regular basis, a conventional car or motorcycle is supposed to operate in these extremes, and an electric car or two-wheeler is really no different. Take into account the MG ZS EV, a less expensive electric vehicle which has steadily gained popularity in India in recent years. The battery is IP67 rated, meaning it is both dust and water-resistant, as well as its packaging, enables it to be submerged in one meter of the water for 30 minutes, according to MG. Of course, this is all theoretical, but new electric cars perform commendably in monsoon floods and provide excellent water ingress protection in practice.
- Electric vehicles are more expensive to purchase and operate, with higher maintenance and ownership costs.
Due to newer technology and higher production costs, the original investment in an electric car today would be higher compared to that of the comparable-sized, conventional ICE (internal combustion engine) vehicle. However, the latter 50% of the above topic under discussion is what actually deviates the added numbers on the price tag of an EV. There is no engine or transmission in an electric vehicle. This eradicates plenty of moving parts and components which would otherwise wear down or fail as a result of use over time. Manufacturers suggest significant service intervals when these parts need to be replaced, which is when the credit card bill hits a threshold high.
- Electric vehicles are slow and unable to compete with gasoline or diesel vehicles.
There are electric supercar makers like Rimac and specialized race vehicles like the Volkswagen I.D R that not only produce a ridiculous amount of power over an equivalent turbocharged multi-cylinder super-vehicle but also manage to decimate their acceleration feats. Tesla’s Ludicrous Mode boosts electrical power by 10%, allowing it to go from zero to 100 kilometers per hour in just three seconds! That’s the performance of a supercar at a cheaper price. The majority of this mind-blowing performance is due to the rapid torque generated by electric motors in an Electric vehicle, instead of a build-up of strength in an ICE vehicle. This also means that the daily electric vehicle or even motorcycle will benefit from increased traffic maneuverability and faster acceleration from the stoplights.
- I’ll probably take a cab home if I get caught in traffic in my EV.
Unlike internal combustion engines (ICEs), which deplete gas supplies as they are utilized, electric vehicles are much better at managing power. An electric car not only handles but also recharges power consumption, whereas a petrol or diesel vehicle will constantly devour gasoline whether traveling gradually, stalled in traffic, or even using inefficient driving techniques. When an electric car brakes or slows down, kinetic energy is stored in the battery and returned to it, extending the vehicle’s range. Traffic is ideal for an EV since the range stabilizes or perhaps even increases significantly as a result of the constant braking and slowing down. The only way an EV’s battery will quickly deplete is if it is continuously driving on the highway with really no chance to recharge. Auxiliary batteries in an EV also mean that you won’t have to give up creature comforts like music or air conditioning while stuck in traffic because the main battery won’t be drained.
- The spectrum of an electric car is a point of contention.
An electric vehicle that uses today’s battery standards and production may have a driving range of up to 350 kilometers, with some models claiming 500 kilometers. Even after subtracting the test cycle’s declared range, a single charge should offer 250 kilometers of range, which, according to recent studies, is sufficient for a week’s worth of the city travel for the vast bulk of users.