Wednesday, March 2, 2011

9 Myths about Electric Vehicles:

Sierra Club just posted a great article debunking common myths and fears about owning and driving an electric car.  They are:

Myth 1: Switching to an electric vehicle will just mean that the same amount of pollution comes from the electricity generation rather than from the tailpipe — I'll just be switching from oil to coal.
Myth 2: Plug-in cars will lead to the production of more coal and nuclear plants.
Myth 3: Electric car batteries pose a recycling problem.
Myth 4: My electricity bill will go way up.
Myth 5: Electric vehicles will just fail again like they did before.
Myth 6: My battery will run out of juice.
Myth 7: Electric vehicles are much more expensive than traditional vehicles.
Myth 8: Electric vehicles are only available in California.
Myth 9: Charging an EV on solar power is a futuristic dream.

The picture above is of the new beautiful Tesla Model S coming out next year.  What they're doing right, as opposed to most other manufacturers of electrics so far, is they design the electric to be as exciting OR MORE exciting than a great gas-powered car.