85% of motorists would seriously consider an EV
Government measures to improve electric vehicle infrastructure are having the desired effect of driving EV interest, latest research finds.
Research by Venson Automotive Solutions reveals that 85% of motorists would now consider buying an electric vehicle (EV) or choosing one as their company car following continued investment from the motor industry, government and oil firms into expanding the charging network.
The research follows the government announcement that it is putting in place new measures to improve provision of EV charge points as part of the Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill, along with news from Total and Shell that they will be making charging points a standard feature at their petrol stations.
However, the survey also highlighted that more work is needed on educating motorists on the ownership benefits of EVs. A total of 41% of those surveyed said their general lack of knowledge about the total cost or convenience of owning such a vehicle impacted their decision making.
Venson’s survey findings reported that the lack of charge points across the UK has been the biggest deterrents for motorists (69%), when it comes to buying or choosing an electric vehicle. Limited mileage range came second (61%), with the cost of charging the vehicle (42%) in third place.