FairCharge launches EV myth-busting guide

EV campaign group, FairCharge has published the definitive guide to set straight most of the myths, misunderstanding and misinformation centred around electric cars; laying down facts and eradicating fiction.

The 21 most embedded myths are rebutted using factual information from global data sources, this includes misinformation such as EVs catch fire more often than combustion cars, to mining battery metals is environmentally worse than extracting and burning oil.

Written in conjunction with the RAC, and supported by FullyCharged Live, Stop Burning Stuff, Charge Safe and RechargeUK, hard copies will be available free to visitors at the FairCharge stand (R4 Entrance S5) at the Everything Electric Show, Excel Centre, London, 28th, 29th and 30th of April. Free downloadable copies will be available after the show.

FairCharge founder, Quentin Willson said: “So many myths and misunderstandings have built up around EVs and electrification that we thought we’d publish a handy guide to help separate fact from fiction.

“Some of the more outrageous myths are actually putting private buyers off electric cars. Last week someone told me that they would never buy an EV because he’d heard that ‘old batteries are being thrown into the sea.”

RAC Head of Policy Simon Williams said: “There are far too many myths in circulation hindering the take-up of EVs, so FairCharge’s work to dispel them is very welcome. We badly need these positive messages to be spread far and wide so they’re embedded in drivers’ minds ready for the next time they change vehicles. We will continue to support FairCharge’s work and propagate the truth about the many benefits EVs bring.”

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