Drivers still not converted to EV option

Around two-thirds of non-EV drivers have no immediate plans to switch to an electric car.

A recent survey conducted by Refused Car Finance found that consumers considered EVs to be too expensive and lacking enough range, while a lack of suitable and reliable charging infrastructure was also a point of concern.

In total, 61% of drivers surveyed were concerned about range of EVs. They also said that there weren’t enough charging stations. There are over 53,000 charging points available in the UK, but the UK government aims to have 300,000 charging points in place by 2030.

Out of the customers surveyed who already owned an EV, 66.7% said they were happy with their purchase with the biggest selling point being low running costs, zero emissions and a better driving experience.