Only 5% of EV drivers would return to conventional motoring Fully Charged survey reveals
A survey by YouTube channel Fully Charged has revealed that only 5% of Electric Vehicle drivers would ever go back to a conventional car. In most comprehensive Clean Energy and Electric Vehicle survey ever conducted, it was discovered that around nine out of ten plug-in car drivers would never go back to petrol or diesel.
Robert Llewellyn’s Fully Charged – the World’s No.1 Clean Energy & Electric Vehicle channel – has received more than 7,700 responses to its first audience survey. The 50-question study illuminated consumer attitudes to the array of technologies that are set to dominate the next decade.
Fully Charged’s host, Robert Llewellyn (Channel 4’s Scrapheap Challenge, BBC’s Red Dwarf), said: “I have been banging on about Electric Cars, Solar Panels and Batteries for the best part of ten years, so it’s incredibly gratifying to see the excitement that our viewers have for all things cleantech. Having experienced how impressive electric cars are, we were not surprised to see so many other drivers saying that they won’t go back to the combustion engine, but it might shock those that have yet to switch. Perhaps, more surprising was that two-thirds of our audience who are yet to buy an EV intend to do so in the next two years.”
According to the survey 56.89% of the Fully Charged audience that do not yet own an Electric Vehicle, intend to acquire one by the end of 2020, with three quarters planning to purchase a pure Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), as opposed to a Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV). This, combined with the fact, that ‘the shift to Electric Vehicles’, means that 87.67% of respondents could ‘choose a different brand to those that they have historically preferred’, might cause concern amongst those car companies that are yet to offer a credible line-up of all-electric models.
Furthermore, the principle issue that has held consumers back from buying an EV to date is neither the lack of attractive, available options – something RBW Electric Classic Cars is working to correct!