More than 90% of EV owners say they will never buy gasoline or diesel again.
NINE OUT OF TEN electric vehicle owners are so pleased with the increased range that they will never switch back to gasoline or diesel.
According to a new poll conducted by Zap-Map, 91 percent of electric car owners are “extremely happy” with their zero-emission vehicles, with only one percent wishing to return to fossil fuels.
Improved range and charging infrastructure have influenced consumer decisions to choose an electric vehicle (EV) over a conventionally powered vehicle.
By 2030, the government intends to prohibit the sale of all gasoline and diesel vehicles.
And the study, which included one of the largest surveys of electric vehicle owners to date, revealed that once drivers make the switch to EVs, they don’t want to go back.
More than 48% of respondents said their current vehicle is their first electric vehicle, with 28% planning to buy one in 2020.
A total of 3,306 EV drivers were polled to see how they would rate owning a Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) or a Petrol Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) on a scale of one to one hundred.
The average score for both groups was 91, compared to 74 for gasoline and diesel owners.
Most respondents (53 percent) said they have driven more than 200 miles in their EV in a single trip, according to the study.
Almost a quarter of those polled (24%) said they had driven more than 300 miles in a single trip.
“For the second year in a row, we’ve seen that those who make the switch to electric simply don’t look back,” said Melanie Shufflebotham, co-founder of Zap-Map.
“It’s also clear from the distances EV drivers have driven that concerns about range and other traditional challenges of owning and operating an EV are becoming increasingly obsolete.”
According to recent statistics, one out of every five people chose an electric vehicle when purchasing a new vehicle at the end of last year.
That’s a 110 percent increase in a year.
Despite the impending ban on gasoline and diesel vehicles, the government reduced the grants available to electric vehicle buyers late last year.
The cut-off point for the Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG) was lowered from £2,500 to £1,500.
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