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Two thirds of Drivers aspire to EV ownership

Original Tusker Research

We commissioned a survey of nearly 2,000 drivers and their attitude towards cars.  The survey revealed some intriguing insights into consumers views on electric cars (EV) in particular.

Looking into driving habits 79% of survey respondents admitted to driving less than 150 miles a week. That means models like the Tesla Model 3 (263 miles), the Audi e-Tron (220 miles) and even the new Vauxhall Corsa-e (200 miles) will cater for a week of driver journeys on a single charge.

The survey also reinforced how quickly drivers are being educated about EVs. Of those drivers who said they would consider an electric vehicle (1,107) 36% said they were confident in naming up to three or more charging locations they would use in their local area.

75% of people were also aware of EVs being in their budget, while 25% felt EVs were just for the wealthy. When looking at the numbers this minority view is quickly dispelled with a £42k Tesla Model 3 available on the Tusker salary sacrifice scheme from as little as £399 per month, and the £26k Corsa-e from just £249 per month, both inclusive of maintenance and insurance on a four-year agreement.

“Our Car Benefit Scheme aims to put the majority of EVs in the reach of everyday drivers by using some of a driver’s salary before it’s taxed in exchange for the use of a brand-new car,” said Paul Gilshan, Tusker’s CEO.

“This year’s research shows that drivers better understand how electric cars can fit into their life even down to the location of their charging points.”

Two thirds of Drivers aspire to EV ownership

  • 63% of drivers are considering an EV for their next car
  • 79% of drivers travel less than 150 miles per week which means a single charge will cater for their weekly journeys
  • EVs account for 50% of Tusker’s new car orders in 2020
  • 36% of drivers can name three or more local EV charging stations
  • Salary sacrifice schemes put all EVs into easy reach of drivers (from £249 a month for the new Vauxhall Corsa-e on a four-year contract inclusive of maintenance and insurance)

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