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A roundup of common myths about EVs » Yale Climate Connections

Published Date and Time: 2024-07-10 07:00:00

There seems to be little doubt that EVs are in the future of every car owner or driver. As with all new technologies, questions abound. And as with technologies that replace familiar ones — and are changing very rapidly — so do inaccuracies of various kinds. Here are some pieces that will help you separate fact from fiction. 

Three one-stop collections of myths and corrections:

Two pieces on specific questions that often arise:

And three that compare EVs with conventional gas-powered cars:

Electric cars are better for the climate than petrol or diesel.” Hannah Ritchie, Sustainability by Numbers. Focus on how electricity is produced.

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