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Electric Vehicles: Myth Busting


In the era of Electric Vehicles (EVs), it’s vital to separate fact from fiction. With EVs gaining popularity and the government’s forthcoming 2035 ban on new Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles, misinformation is wild. Some misconceptions stem from preconceived notions, while others are fueled by a lack of knowledge or deliberate misinformation campaigns aimed at undermining transport electrification plans.

Buying a new car isn’t an easy decision, it’s important for you to know the facts so you can make an informed decision.  

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Electric Vehicle Myth Busting

Myth 1:

Electric vehicles produce the same amount of emissions as a petrol or diesel vehicle…

Electric vehicles produce significantly less emissions than their petrol and diesel counterparts – a journey from London to Glasgow by the average petrol car emits 3.4 times the CO2e of an average electric car (including the emissions produced in electricity generation).

Myth 2:

Electric vehicles aren’t good for long journeys…

Studies show that on average, most journeys we make every year are under five miles. However, if you are planning a longer trip, fully electric vehicles have an average range of 197 miles, with many models able to go much further on a single charge. The average charging time can range from 30 minutes and up to more than 12 hours. This all depends on the speed of the charging station and the size of the battery.

Myth 3:

There aren’t enough public charge points…

There are now over 64,000 charging points* around the UK. The key is to plan ahead on long journeys if you need to top up charge, look for chargers in interesting places and check availability using a charge point map such as Zap-Map to avoid waiting.

*As of April 24

Myth 4:

Electric vehicle batteries are wasteful and can’t be recycled…

Many manufacturers are researching how electric vehicle batteries can be repurposed once they’ve hit retirement age. One idea is repurposing electric vehicle batteries to power homes and buildings. However, there are no definitive answers as to what will happen to electric vehicle batteries once they’re no longer recyclable. The time that batteries spend in an electric vehicle is often just the beginning of their useful life.

GoSkippy EV Insurance

GoSkippy EV cover is 5* Defaqto rated and our EV cover has all the benefits of our standard policy but also includes:

  • Cover for your EV charging cable
  • Battery and wall box
  • Access to ZoomEV’s* bundle, so you can feel like a true EV VIP

*You will need to register for ZoomEV access. You will receive the details for this via email the day after the start date of your policy.

You can find out more about GoSkippy’s EV cover by visiting our Electric Vehicle page.

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