Dispelling the myths

There are many myths and misconceptions about electric vehicles. Let’s delve into some of the most common questions that arise.

So – I just need to get an electric car.

No. Simply substituting one source of energy for another is not enough to solve our global issues. Less energy means less pollution and a more sustainable usage of our dwindling energy resources. Zbee is built from the ground up to be energy efficient. The electric motor is a crucial puzzle piece, but the nimble weight of the vehicle is even more important. Zbee isn’t just another electic car – it’s a new type of vehicle for the 21st century.

But the batteries take forever to charge.

How long does it take to charge your phone? Most people don’t really notice – they plug it in at night and pick it up in the morning. Fully charged and ready for a full day of driving. Also, charging at night is beneficial for the electrical grid, as less power is being consumed. Technically our batteries can be charged in one hour, however currently Zbee is offered with an integrated charger giving just over 2 hours charging time.

But electrical vehicles have limited range.

How often do you truly need extreme range? How often do you go on vacation in your car? The average passenger car is driven less than 40 km (25 miles) per day, and 75 % of the route is even shorter. According to a survey by Nissan, people believe that they drive 40 % further than they actually do. Most cars simply aren’t designed for what we’re actually using them for.

But electrical vehicles are slow. And boring.

Unlike a traditional engine, an electrical motor can reach full power instantly. This means lightning fast acceleration. And sure – the top speed isn’t as high. But how fast are you allowed to go in a city environment anyway?

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