Information and infrastructure vital for EV growth, study proves
A lack of public charging infrastructure does still seem to be a sticking point, however. Around two thirds (65.7%) said they’d be more likely to consider EV ownership if there were more charging points available at roadsides and car parks.
But with a quarter still undecided Elektromotive said it shows the public still need to be persuaded about the viability of electric motoring. Of the 1,417 participants in the study, 7.8% said even an improved infrastructure wouldn’t make them more likely to buy an EV.
Calvey Taylor-Haw, Managing Director of Elektromotive, said: ‘We are finding there are still huge misconceptions and confusion about electric vehicles, not just from the public but, surprisingly, from within the motor industry too.
‘ People are unsure how EV batteries charge, the physics and science of amps and volts, the range, running costs and the types of chargers available and their capabilities.’