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Expensive, dangerous, unpredictable: there are many reservations about electric cars. We concentrate on seven – and fact check them.

Story "Seven big misconceptions – E-car fact check"
Seven big misconceptions – E-car fact check

Misconception 1: “Electric cars are just as harmful to the environment!”

Misconception 1: “Electric cars are just as harmful to the environment!”

Misconception 2: “Only high-income earners can afford an electric car!”

Misconception 2: “Only high-income earners can afford an electric car!”

Misconception 3: “The batteries deteriorate too quickly and cannot be disposed of”

Misconception 3: “The batteries deteriorate too quickly and cannot be disposed of.”

Misconception 4: “Electric cars are only for short distances – especially in cold weather!”

Misconception 4: “Electric cars are only for short distances – especially in cold weather!”

Misconception 5: “There’s more or less nowhere around to charge an e-car!”

Misconception 5: “There’s more or less nowhere around to charge an e-car!”

Misconception 6: “Electric cars can easily catch fire and cannot be extinguished!”

Misconception 6: “Electric cars can easily catch fire and cannot be extinguished!”

Misconception 7: “There are not enough raw materials and extraction harms both people and the environment!”

Misconception 7: “There are not enough raw materials and extraction harms both people and the environment!”