A report undertaken by the AA has shown that young drivers are more interested in buying an electric car than older drivers.
The poll points out that 50% of people aged between 25 and 34 are interested in going electric, with only one third of adults showing interest.
Though the interest for EVs is clearly growing, there’s still an apprehension when it comes to actually buying one. One of the key reasons for this is the number of places you can charge your car, with 85% of people believing that there aren’t enough public charging points available.
Range and battery is also a big issue, with 76% of people saying that electric cars can’t go far enough on one single charge, and 67% saying that the cars take too long to charge.
Price and choice also seems to be a problem, with 76% of people feeling that electric cars are too expensive, and 67% believing that there aren’t enough models to choose from.
Edmund King, the AA president, feels that the myths surrounding EVs need to be dispelled so that people realise that going electric is far easier than they think, “The range, charging speed and charging point infrastructure are all on the increase. There needs to be a more concerted effort by us all to sell the benefits of electric vehicles.”
“There are now some exciting EVs on the market and many new and exhilarating models on the horizon. The younger generation in particular are ready to embrace the electric revolution.”
The government’s new ‘Road to Zero’ campaign - where charging points will be required on new build houses, public lamp posts and offices – will hopefully reassure the general public that there’s no need to fear the electric revolution.