Electric vehicle owners don’t want to go back to the ICE

Electric vehicle owners don’t want to go back to the ICE

A study in the United Kingdom found that after purchasing an electric car, the owner loses interest in fossil fuel vehicles. More precisely, less than 1% of electric vehicle owners want to return to internal combustion engines.

“The results are compelling evidence of a fundamental shift in consumer attitudes towards cleaner vehicles. In a survey conducted in November 2020 with more than 2,000 respondents, 91% answered “no, thank you” when asked to replace their electric vehicles with petrol or diesel; in contrast, less than 1% want to go back to fossil fuels. Roughly 9% said they were not sure, ”the report says.

Interestingly, all-electric cars have earned a higher user satisfaction rating than plug-in hybrids.

“Most of the respondents became electric car drivers for the first time; for 73%, this is their current car as their first electric car, and 52% made a purchase within the past year. Driver satisfaction was significantly higher for both battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, with EV drivers reporting a satisfaction rate of 91 out of 100 (BEV 92, PHEV 84) versus 72 for gasoline or diesel owners. cars “.

Among all-electric vehicles, VW ID.3 received a 100% satisfaction rating, followed by Tesla Model 3 and Kia e-Niro with 96%.

In the UK, 2020 was a good year for electric vehicles, with sales growing while the automotive market as a whole was in decline. As a result, the share of electric vehicles more than tripled and accounted for 9.7% of all new car sales in the country.

Electric vehicle owners don’t want to go back to the ICE

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