Correcting the Misconceptions About Electric Cars

January 24th, 2017 by

2016 Toyota RAV4 EV

Perfect for drivers in the Los Angeles or Santa Monica area, electric cars are fuel efficient, luxurious, and offer the same lovely driving experience as their gas-powered cousins. Many people, however, believe electric cars to be sluggish, slow, and cramped. This is because there are many misconceptions and myths about electric cars, and we are here to correct a few of the big ones. Learn more about green technology at LA Car Guy today, and test drive an electric car at one of our dealerships.

Myth #1: Electric Cars Lack Range

Many electric cars have an amount of distance they can drive without using any conventional fuel whatsoever, and this makes them incredibly environmental. Some have been lead to believe, though, that electric cars’ range is too limited. They worry that electric cars can run out of gas, and that they will be stranded without a charging station in sight.

This simply isn’t the case. Many electric vehicles, like the 2016 Toyota Mirai or the 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf, have a range that’s greater than — sometimes even double! — the daily range of most drivers. Further, charging an electric vehicle is much easier than most people realize, so the chances of you being stranded without any options is very low. Which leads us to…

Myth #2: There are not Enough Charging Stations

One concern among potential drivers is that there aren’t enough charging stations to make longer drives in an electric vehicle possible. However, more and more charging stations are being built every day. What’s more, you can charge your electric vehicle with any regular electrical outlet — so you can charge it while you relax at home, work at the office, or at any other place with a socket. That makes refueling easy, simple, and convenient — as well as cheap!

Myth #3: Electric Cars are Too Small

One of the most common misconceptions about electric cars is that they are small and lack the power of their gas-powered counterparts, but this isn’t true. The 2016 Toyota RAV4 EV, for example, is a fully-electric vehicle that offers drivers the same rugged SUV experience and robust power that the gas-powered RAV4 does. Electric cars come in all shapes, sizes, and styles. So no matter what you need or want out of a car, there is an electric model for you!

Learn More About the Advantages of Going Electric From the LA Car Guy

If you’re a driver in the Los Angeles or Santa Monica area and you’d like to learn more about the advantages of driving an electric vehicle, call the L.A. Car Guy at 888-202-1495 today, or fill out our online form any time!