Electric Cars / Industry / Salary Sacrifice

Attitudes to electric cars are currently changing, enthusiasm is surging.

A recent survey by a major UK utility company has shown that attitudes towards electric vehicles continue to shift in favour of EVs, with 78% of respondents saying they see themselves driving an electric car in the next 1-3 years.

The reasons given for the ever-increasing popularity of EVs ranged from the regulatory, to the practical, and show an increase in favourability across the board. 66% of those surveyed said that the Government’s ban on the sale of internal combustion engine vehicles in 2035 has made it more likely that they will adopt an EV sooner than otherwise expected, while 8% are now less worried about range anxiety than a year ago. 67% are now less worried about charging than they had been the previous year.

In line with the rapid improvement in the UK’s public charging network, an additional 2% of those asked are now more willing to order an EV without access to a home charger, as the network now allows for easy charging across the UK, both in public spaces and at many places of work.

In line with Tusker’s own research into its customers, there are a broad range of brands that are appealing to employees looking to move into an EV including Tesla, BMW, Audi, Mercedes, Nissan and Kia with range and reliability being the main reasons behind the choice.

It is great to see that public perception continues to shift in favour of the electric revolution, and with the ever increasing charging network only helping to lessen the main obstacle for adoption, it may well be that the wider UK public, and not just Tusker’s own customers, who are on track to be fully electrified ahead of 2035.

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