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.’For more of the latest industry news, click here.