Such is the prevalence of electric cars around the world that almost everyone who has ever driven a battery-powered car may never go back to a regular petrol or diesel vehicle again. A survey of 2,000 EV owners in the United Kingdom showed that almost all of them were very satisfied with their personal mode of transport and their choice to use battery power, and almost all of them say they do not go back to cars with internal combustion engines (ICE).
Zap Map conducted the study and concluded that a vast number are not moving back to vehicles that use non-renewable fuel supplies. ” The results are strong evidence of the fundamental shift in consumer attitudes in favour of environmentally friendly cars,” reported the survey paper.
In the November 2020 survey of over 2,000 voters, 91 per cent said ‘no thanks’ for replacing their EVs with petrol or diesel vehicles; and less than 1 per cent, in stark contrast, were ready for a return to fossil fuels. 9% said they weren’t sure about it.
The same survey study also showed that electric vehicle adoption was also significantly higher than that of plug-in hybrids. And that for Volkswagen ID.3 (100 per cent) and then for Tesla Model 3 and Kia e-Niro, the satisfaction rate was highest (100 per cent) (96 per cent).
The UK has been working its way to bringing more and more electric cars. The government of the country, headed by Boris Johnson, recently unveiled plans to ban the selling of new petrol and diesel-powered vehicles from 2030. Hybrids will be removed from this.
With countries such as France and Germany coming up with special offers that allow not only consumers to purchase, but producers to produce, the emphasis on promoting EV adoption is also seen in the English Channel.