Fairy tales of E-mobility

April 01, 2020

Estimated reading time: 5 Minuten

Myths and legends about electric cars: we take a look behind the scenes and show what's really true - and what's just a fairy tale.



Once upon a time, when electric mobility was still in its infancy. When electric cars were a rarity and electric charging was a mystery.
In these olden days, those myths of e-mobility were told. Legendary tales of lengthy charging times, limited range, scarce charging infrastructure, and expensive acquisition costs.

In the meantime, however, a lot has happened.

As experienced experts in the field of intelligent charging and energy solutions, we have set ourselves the goal of taking a closer look at these fairy tales and questioning them. Welcome to our "Fairy Tale Hour of E-Mobility".

Welcome to our fairy tale session of e-mobility! Once upon a time...

Grafik Bremer Stadtmusikanten

„…there was an electric car with a short range!"

Friends in the other part of the country, parents in the hometown, holidays abroad: sometimes you must really unwind kilometers to reach your destination. Are long distances with an EV really no longer a problem?

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Sleeping Beauty waits sleeping at the charging station

„…there was a cumbersome and slow charging process!“

Plug in, and then bide your time waiting. But does it really still take ages to charge your EV?

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Märchen Rapunzel

„...there was a country with too few charging stations!“

The tedious search for the next charging station: Still a troublesome part of driving an EV, or an issue of the past?

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Grafik der Hase und der Igel fahren Elektroautos

„...there was a fun free-driving experience!“

Who wants to drive an ugly and slow electric car - where's the fun in it? Or can EVs keep up with combustion engines, nowadays?

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„...electric cars were expensive!“

Due to the higher purchase prices, many suspect a general cost disadvantage of electric cars. But do you still have to dig deep into your wallet to be able to drive electric?

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Grafik Hänsel und Gretel

„...it was dangerous to drive an electric car!“

If you follow media coverage, you would think that electric cars are more dangerous than vehicles with a combustion engine. But is this really the case? 

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Illustration of the Frog Prince

...electric cars were bad for the environment!“

Driving a car without a guilty conscience: But just how environmentally friendly are electric cars in reality? Doesn't the CO2 balance of their production put them on one level with fossil fuel burners?

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Illustration zu Rotkäppchen

„...there was the dirty resource business!“

Clean electric cars produced with "dirty" ressources? Scarcity of raw materials, poor working conditions and high water consumption cast a shadow on the praised electric motor. But what does reality look like?

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Fairy tale character behind the wheel of car

„...electromobility was a job killer!“

Electromobility endangers jobs - at least that is often the public perception. But what does the future really look like? Is electromobility really a "job killer"?

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Grafik: blackout

„...there was the threat of a blackout!“

As electromobility grows, so does the risk of overloading the power grid - at least according to widespread fears. But does the growing number of electric vehicles really pose such a threat, or can a stable power supply be guaranteed nonetheless?

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maerchen der Emobilität - Batterien - en

„...there was the short life of the electric car battery!“

The decisive factor for the range and performance of any electric car is the battery. However, these batteries are said to have a short service life. But is this really the case? And what happens to the electric car battery when it no longer delivers the desired range?

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