Electric vehicles are becoming more and more fashionable - no wonder, after all, they protect the environment and can be optimally used in various areas. They are particularly suitable for short distances and city trips. Many taxi and car-sharing companies have already discovered this type of drive for themselves and some companies also use electric vehicles for courier and delivery journeys. If you are thinking about buying an electric vehicle, the following pros and cons list may help you:

Electric cars are becoming more and more popular.
Electric cars are becoming more and more popular.

Advantages of electric vehicles

  • Emission-free (no exhaust gases) during operation
  • High motor torque
  • Quiet and vibration-free drive train
  • No switching operations
  • Low energy costs
  • Energy recovery during brakeing/rolling ("recuperation")
  • Low maintenance costs
  • Possible advantages under traffic law (at the discretion of the municipality), such as reserved parking spaces, parking permit in the case of limited stopping bans, exemption from traffic bans and shared use of the special bus lane. 

Disadvantages of electric vehicles

  • Low range (use of electronic consumers reduces the range additionally)
  • High acquisition costs
  • Service and maintenance work must be carried out by trained specialist personnel.
  • Low number of charging stations
  • Long charging times: approx. 13 hours via a conventional socket, approx. 8 hours with a wall box or at a public charging station. The only way to get faster is to use a "CCS fast charging station". It takes about 30 minutes to charge the battery to 80%.
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