According to a new survey of Zap-Map’s electric vehicle drivers, more than 90% of drivers are more than happy with their switch to electric mobility and less than 1% of EV owners want to go back to gasoline-powered vehicles.
The poll consisted of 2,000 EV drivers showing the majority leaning heavily towards electric mobility. A total of 91% said they would look to buy another electric vehicle rather than going back to petrol or diesel when looking for a replacement: “The results are strong evidence of the fundamental shift in consumer attitudes in favour of environmentally friendly cars. In the poll, which was carried out in November 2020 with over 2,000 respondents, 91% said “no thanks” to replacing their EVs with a petrol or diesel vehicle; and in stark contrast less than 1% were hankering for a return to fossil fuels. 9% said they were not sure.”
According to Zap Map’s drivers are also favoring all-electric vehicles over plug-in hybrids: “The majority of respondents were first-time EV drivers, with 73% stating their current vehicle was their first EV, and 52% making the purchase within the last year. Driver satisfaction was notably higher for both battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, with EV drivers reporting a satisfaction score of 91 out of 100 (BEV 92, PHEV 84), compared with only 72 for petrol or diesel vehicle ownership.”
Co-Founder of Zap-Map, Melanie Shufflebotham, said about the poll’s results: “Our latest poll shows the strong and enduring impact of switching to a clean car. The evidence in favour of electric vehicles grows more compelling with each one of our surveys, even in a year as disruptive as 2020.”
With the hardships we’ve seen throughout 2020, the automotive market, like so many others, has suffered. However, the electric vehicle market and the growth in popularity of electrification continues to grow.