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Electric Vehicles: Fact vs. Fiction (Four-Part Video Series)

Dispelling persistent misconceptions about EVs.

Some have called into question California's ambitious goals to speed up the adoption of electric vehicles statewide to meet greenhouse gas reduction targets. They raise concerns ranging from a lack of charging stations to the ability of the electric grid to handle a rapid influx of EVs. In this four-part video series, we seek to dispel many of the myths about EVs.

The first episode of “EVs: Fact vs. Fiction” addresses the widespread concern that the grid won’t be able to handle the increase in EV adoption — especially as California phases out the sale of gasoline-powered cars. What happens if we do get 7 million EVs on the road — which is what we need by 2030 to meet California’s climate goals? Find out what SCE is doing to make sure the grid is ready.

The second episode of “EVs: Fact vs. Fiction” tackles the idea that your electric car will be useless if there’s a power outage. How will you charge your vehicle if the power goes out? What if you have an emergency? We think the answers to these questions will surprise you.

If the fear of being stuck on the roadside with a dead electric vehicle battery is preventing you from considering an EV, watch the third episode of “EVs: Fact vs. Fiction.” How can you be sure an EV will get you where you need to go? Are there enough charging stations out there? We think you’ll be delighted with the answer.

The fourth and final episode of “EVs: Fact vs. Fiction” refutes the argument that electric vehicles are no better for the environment than gasoline-powered cars. The truth is that the cleaner the energy is on the grid by adding renewable resources like solar and wind, the cleaner the EV you drive.