20 minutes | Aug 31st 2020

#026 Electric car myths: true or false? | BMW Podcast

Many people still view electric cars with skepticism. The reason being that there are lots of myths and rumors out there about electric cars: too little range, how long it takes to charge, the true costs, electric cars in winter, danger and so on. If electric cars are better for the environment or if there are even benefits of electric cars. We’ve all heard them.

So in this episode of “Changing Lanes”, the official podcast of BMW, we take a closer look at the facts behind the electric car myths, and dispel some popular misconceptions. And we finally answer the question “Are electric cars fun?”. So hit play to find out.

And if you want to read more about electric car myths, go to BMW.com: 

https://www.bmw.com/en/innovation/electric-car-myths.html

1:00 Myth No.1: Electric cars don’t have enough range

2:33 Myth No.2: How long it takes to charge

4:12 Myth No.3: Exploitation to make e-car batteries

5:26 Myth No.4: Batteries are too vulnerable

6:41 Myth No.5: E-cars aren’t better for the environment than combustion-engine vehicles

8:38 Myth No.6: Electric cars are more expensive

10:59 Myth No.7: Electric cars are dangerous

13:07 Myth No.8: Overloading the power grid

14:34 Myth No.9: Just a stop-gap solution

16:00 Myth No.10: No fun to drive

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