Fully Charged, Robert Llewellyn’s electric car YouTube channel, has undertaken a comprehensive survey of its audience. It showed that just one in 10 EV owners would ever switch back to internal combustion.
This, among an array of fascinating tidbits on people’s electric car sentiments, was gleaned from more than 7,700 respondents.
“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,” said Robert Llewellyn.
“It might shock those that have yet to switch.”
The study, answered by 7,723 of the channel’s audience, was comprised of 50 questions designed to investigate public attitudes to ‘the array of technologies that are set to dominate the next decade’.
On top of establishing that 90 percent of EV drivers would never go back, it was found that 56 percent of the Fully Charged audience who aren’t yet behind the wheel of an EV intend to buy one within the next two years. Perhaps that’s to be expected for viewers for an electric car and clean motoring outlet. Moreover, three quarters plan on cutting out the middleman by going fully electric, rather than buy a plug-in hybrid.
Also interesting were the audience’s main turn-offs for EVs in the past and now. Contrary to popular wisdom that infrastructure was chief among consumers’ worries, it’s the perceived cost of electric cars that stalls people the most – 33 percent said the cost of brand new EVs was a bridge too far.
Not surprising is that the Fully Charged audience is interested in clean energy and new technology as a whole – on a similar level to EVs, at 88.6 percent. Curiously, the technology itself is of greater interest than the good it serves. Air pollution and climate change were mentioned by a respective 39 and 44 percent of respondents.
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