The Indian automotive industry, currently the fifth-largest, is expected to be the third-largest in the world by the year 2030. Due to rapid urbanization, the industry caters to an extremely vast domestic market. Moreover, due to the quick adoption and deployment of gasoline vehicles, they are estimated to contribute 15% of the total carbon emissions.
As air quality worsens, especially in a country like India, it is extremely important now that urban India adopts and switches to electric vehicles to combat climate change.
Electric vehicles date back to the 18th century and have evolved over time. Hence, EVs have come a long way and have proven out to be successful, time-to-time. But, till today there are myths attached to its usage:
#MYTH 1: EV’s run out of charge quickly. This is the most common misconception among people and the first thought which comes to their mind when they hear the word EV.
#FACT 1: Electric Vehicles are more than sufficient for a household’s travel!
Electric vehicles are produced with a certain capacity and are sufficient enough to handle a typical household’s daily travel. Also, how you drive and the driving conditions can also affect the range of an EV.
If you wish to extend your EV's battery life, here are a few life-saving tips for you.
#MYTH 2: EVs are slow. Some compare electric vehicles to golf carts or to snails. But, the reality is completely different. #FACT 2: EVs can be faster than gasoline-powered counterparts! Electric vehicles are generally faster than gasoline powered vehicles as the transition from stationary to speed is instant, as soon as the driver pushes down the accelerator pedal. And, the electric motor generates the 100% available torque immediately.
#MYTH 3: EV batteries can’t be recycled!
EV batteries don’t last long and can not be recycled either, eventually ending up in landfills.
#FACT 3: EV batteries will be and can be recycled. With emerging technologies and transformations in the EV industry, batteries are not left behind. Most of the modern EV batteries can be recycled as they are being made with highly recyclable materials.
#MYTH 4: EVs aren’t a practical choice due to unestablished infrastructure. With an unestablished EV charging infrastructure, EVs might end up draining all the battery and can leave you stranded!
#FACT 4: BluSmart is aiding EV adoption in India from the forefront! We, at BluSmart, have the largest EV infrastructure in India with well lit and managed hubs at Kapashera, IGI Airport, Ansal Plaza, Spaze iTech Park, Wazirabad and Vasant Square mall. Each of our hubs can accommodate up to 25-35 cars at a time. These hubs are easily accessible and well-equipped with more than 200 (DC) double guns - fast chargers with a range of 20kw to 30kw and more than 150 (AC) slow chargers with a range of 3.6kw. To reduce the anxiety of owning an EV, we plan to construct and open 130 such hubs to reduce the anxiety of owning an EV.
#MYTH 5: Electric vehicles aren’t as beneficial for the environment as they claim to be!
Due to heavier demand on the electric grid, the emissions will instead rise.
#FACT 5: EVs emit no direct toxic emissions!
Electric vehicles convert 75% of chemical energy from batteries, and in comparison gasoline vehicles convert only 20%. Moreover, EVs have no direct tailpipe emissions leading to a very low carbon footprint.
Undoubtedly, electric vehicles are the future of travel and transportation. It’s more important now than ever to accelerate the adoption and deployment of electric vehicles for a safer, cleaner, and greener future.