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More misconceptions about electric vehicles

In our previous post, we fact-checked four major misconceptions about electric vehicles (EVs). Well, it turns out there are more! We look at three more of these and why they should not be stopping you from considering an EV.

Misconception 5:

What they say:        EVs are hard to drive

What we found:      EVs are fun to drive

Instant torque.  Two words that highlight why EVs are actually a fun drive.

Unlike ICE vehicles which takes time for the RPM (revolutions per minute) to get going, EVs achieve full torque the second you hit the accelerator. So, if you get rev-challenged at the red light, you can leave the other driver gaping at the back of your tailpipe (no local emissions!) as you silently pull away.

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BMW i4 in front of a mural

Interestingly, EV batteries help with driving dynamics. Due to their weight, the batteries are usually placed in the undercarriage of the car. This ensures a low centre of gravity which makes for great handling and ease when rounding those corners.

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Misconception 6:

What they say:        EVs are very expensive

What we found:      EV owners enjoy lower costs

Most EVs cost more than internal combustion engine (ICE) cars. But their price points have become more attractive in recent times. One reason is that governments around the world are now offering various incentives for a greener drive. In Singapore, for example, you can enjoy rebates under the Electric Vehicle Early Adoption Incentive (EEAI).

As an EV owner, you will also enjoy lower maintenance and energy costs.  An EV has fewer moving parts, there is less wear and tear.  It does not need regular oil changes.  With petrol prices escalating exponentially, charging with electricity is much cheaper.

If you are not sure about buying an EV now, why not consider leasing one for the time being?


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Misconception 7:

What they say:        Choice of EV models limited

What we found:      EVs are now the model of choice

All major automakers have been increasing their rollout of electric powertrains.

BMW, for example, aims to deliver 2 million fully-electric vehicles to customers by 2025. It expects around 50% of its global sales to be BEVs by 2030.

French car maker, Peugeot, is offering electric variants for the models in its line-up.  Buyer has been strong for its first 100% electric SUV in Singapore, the très chic Peugeot e-2008.

BYD, which produces fully electric vehicles, has added the new BYD Seal, BYD Dolphin as well as a COE Category A of the BYD Atto 3 to its stable of BEVs in Singapore.


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