As someone who has helped over a dozen friends and family buy a EVs over the last decade, I get those all the time. As already commented here, you only find those negative ones on right-leaning news sites. Anything on the positive side but not true like, the Leaf can drive 400 miles on a single charge, is one of those technical ones that is only true in the most extreme ideal example, but I never hear or read about those being repeated by any left-leaning new sites. While all the rumors have a small grain of truth, many are blown way out of proportion to fit a narrative.
Instead, when approached by friend or family members (most recently about all EVs catching fire when getting wet), depending on what type of EV they own, I'll point them towards some real data and research.
To add to the list though, what I've read or heard over the year to add to your list:
- The power grid will fail if everyone is driving EVs
- Power production to charge the EV produces more pollution than just buying gas and burning it in the ICE vehicle
- If you are driving in winter and get stuck, you'll freeze to death in an hour because you'll run out of power to heat the cabin
- The batteries are just throw into the dump when they reach end of life
- The batteries can not be recycled
- EVs can't survive a crash because they are heavier
- A EV caught on fire last month in the news, must mean all of them can catch on fire just as easily (ignores 500 ICE fires daily )
- A EV gets less mileage the faster it goes, but my ICE gets better mileage the faster I go
- EVs will lose all charge if they sit for more than a few days if you don't use them
- EVs cost more in maintenance because all the electronics and whatever stuff have to be updated every week
- EVs will kill you if left on in a closed air space or garage because of the O3 (ozone) produced by the motor (when driving )
- EVs can electrocute you if forget to turn them off and touch the outside of the EV
- EVs take days to charge up no matter how much power you put into them
- EVs are slow because they only have 1 gear
- EVs are difficult to drive because of the extra weight and can't stop fast enough to avoid accidents
- The list goes on....
Flyct wrote: ↑Sat Sep 02, 2023 10:09 am
As a 5 time Leaf owner and a current 2x Tesla owner I constantly get negative comments about EVs from certain politically leaning uninformed people. It drives me crazy
For Example, comments I've heard just this year:
I wouldn't by an EV because of how much the battery cost to replace every 3 years.
I wouldn't own an electric car because the battery takes up al the room in the trunk
I don't want my electric bill to more than double, I'm already paying $300 per month.
Did you hear about the Tesla that caught fire after it drove through a flood.
What happens if there is a hurricane and you have to evacuate from Miami and get stuck in traffic and run out of charge?
I drive from Miami to Connecticut once a year and I will run out of range n a Tesla.
A friend of a friend bought an electric car and he sold it 6 months later because the range degraded to 1/2 original range.
Are you getting the same comments?