The electric car is a revolution. Its impact on the environment and increasing fuel costs has led to a mass supply of EVs on the road. However, there are still many roadblocks that are stopping the EV adoption growth. The following are some of them:
Range anxiety – People are worried that they can’t travel enough distance on an electric car, but with e-highways this problem could be solved.
Range anxiety is the real problem for electric vehicles. People are worried that they can’t travel enough distance on electric vehicles, but with e-highways this problem can be solved.
E-highway is the network of charging stations that are connected to the power grid, making it possible for you to drive long distances without worrying about running out of juice on the road.
Price vs Gas – Electric cars are cheaper in the long run, but it takes more time to make up for the difference in price.
The price of gas is going up, but the price of EV vehicles is going down. There are few factors that make it difficult to grasp: first off, they’re both volatile commodities in their own right. Second, there’s one more thing that makes it difficult to compare them – the cost of electricity.
If you’re trying to decide between buying an electric car vs conventional car(let’s be honest here; who isn’t?), then it helps if we break down how much they cost and what king of savings each would provide over time by comparing them on those two fonts alone.
Charging time – Charging takes a while, but there are ways to shorten this process.
Charging time depends on the car, battery and charging station. The charging time also depends on the charging output of your particular charging station.
If you have an electric car with a large battery(for example Tesla 75KWh), then it will take more time than a vehicle with a small battery(like Nissan Leaf). If this is true for you then it’s possible to shorten this process by using multiple charges at once or installing solar panels so that all the electrical needs can be met easily without having to rely on fossil fuels for energy generation!
Need for charging stations – It’s not feasible to put a charging station everywhere, but current infrastructure can be used.
- Charging stations are expensive
- Some people have to drive long distance to drive their cars
- It’s hard to find a charging station that works for you, especially when you are traveling from point A to Point B and want to be there when you arrive.
Consumer demand – People aren’t buying electric cars as quickly as we thought they would, so we need to fix the other problems first.
The biggest obstacle to electric car adoption is consumer demand. People are worried about range and price, which means they aren’t buying electric cars as quickly as we thought they would. Let’s look at these issues:
- Range: If you have a long commute or live in an area with limited charging stations, your car won’t be able to drive enough on one charge before needing another one. This can be a problem if you only need it when going out for dinner or hanging out with friends(and especially if friends don’t have cars).
- Price: Gas prices are cheap right now compared with what they were back in 2012 when many people switched over from gas powered vehicle due to environmental concerns; however, this may not last forever because oil prices continue rising each year despite effort by OPEC countries like Saudi Arabia & Iran who try their best not to keep supply constant but also raise production levels so that the prices remain low to encourage buyers to choose petroleum based products.
Conclusion: These five problems are holding back the adoption of electric cars and there’s a lot that needs to be done before we get too far down the road.
It’s a safe bet that most people would rather drive an electric car than one that uses gasoline or diesel. But it’s not simple as “I’d rather charge my electric car than fill the gas tank.” There are several barriers standing in the way of widespread adoption of electric vehicles, including range anxiety and price vs gas.