The UK’s Automobile Association (АА) conducted a sociological survey asking the respondents of their attitude to electric vehicles.
About half of the young people surveyed are ready to ride electric car. As for the older generation, the ratio is worse here – only about 25%.
The survey among 10,293 drivers showed that:
- the overwhelming majority of respondents (85%) say there are not enough public charging stations for electric cars;
- three quarters (76%) agree that electric cars can not travel far enough on a single charge;
- 76% believe that electric cars are too expensive;
- two-thirds (67%) think that charging takes too long;
- 67% believe the choice of models of electric vehicles is limited.
In turn, the AA experts advocate EVs, arguing that:
- the number of charging stations in the UK is 16,000 in 5,800 locations;
- the power reserve is constantly increasing, there are models with 400-km driving range;
- charging stations for recharging to 80% in 15 minutes already exist;
- there are 38 electrified models in the market of different price range: from the Renault Zoe (pictured) to the Jaguar I-Pace.