Many common environmental myths to E-mobility are prejudices. Because: E-cars are in most cases actually more environmentally friendly than cars with internal-combustion engine. Also on the table is discussed – about the range, cost, or hazard, for example, of the batteries. What are the arguments and votes, really – and what are Chabis?

1. E-cars are more dangerous than nitro

Tests of the German ADAC have repeatedly shown that The risk of fire in case of E-cars is as low as in the case of petrol or diesel engines. During the Crash, the flow of current is interrupted immediately. A fire and risk of electric shock is avoided. The charging process is completely harmless and can also be used in the rain, with no problems.

2. E-cars can afford none

fact: The electrification began in earnest in the luxury Segment with Tesla. And German car maker put in their first E-cars, especially on expensive SUVs. But the range is growing: The Stromer Trio of the Seat Mii/Skoda Citigo-e/VW e-Up (image) the los is already at just under 20’000 Swiss francs (approx. 250 km). And in the summer starts with the ID.3 the stromernde successor to the VW Golf – with a minimum of 330 miles of range starting around 32’000 Swiss francs. And: In the operation of E-cars due to lower energy and service costs are always significantly cheaper than gas (see TCS Check).

3. Long trips are not in there

Modern E-cars can almost) all with 100 kilowatts (kW) on-the-highway-fast-loader to reload – sometimes even faster (Audi e-tron 150 kW, Porsche Taycan 270 kW. Tesla’s latest Supercharger to allow high-speed Charging with up to 250 kW, the pillars of the Ionity consortium (VW, Daimler, BMW, Ford) to deliver up to 350 kW. Such a Load results within minutes 100 km range. In today’s E-cars, a full charge takes up to 80% (100% to take because of battery conservation, too long) about 30 to 40 minutes – so a lunch break. In the realm of 300 to 500 kilometers of travel to the Mediterranean or the Baltic sea no Odyssey more wide so.

4. Nevertheless, there are little pillars

load Already today, more than 5000 public charging stations in Switzerland more than 700 of them work with fast-charging rates of more than 22 kW. In the Rest of Europe, the infrastructure is growing rapidly: in addition to the tens of thousands of simple charging stations, there are thousands of quick – pillars-and the trend load is steadily increasing. Countries such as Italy and Spain are lagging behind with the infrastructure, but even there, the network is becoming increasingly dense. Unfortunately, the prices of the different providers vary enormously – at home and abroad, you should check in front of the Store the rates!

5. E-cars are no Fun

Fun a: Yes, especially time subjective. While a glide simply like to be comfortable on the Asphalt, in the other the pulse is only later, when the cart is firmly placed in the curve. Clearly, an E-car can’t boast with the sound of a V8, even if the Porsche for the electric-athletes Taycan created a sports sound. What is white, but every car enthusiast: when it comes to acceleration electric athlete, à la Tesla Model S, the veteran burners look old!