Zap-Map has released the results of a new survey of EV drivers across the country. The results are strong evidence of a continuing shift in consumer attitudes towards electric vehicles. Not only do they show that those who plump for electric in the New Year won’t regret it, but they also suggest that EV drivers are increasingly confident about driving long distances. 

Key findings include:

  • The Zap-Map poll has revealed that more than 90% of drivers are extremely happy with their EV and would not want to replace it with a petrol or diesel car.
  • The data highlights the positive impact of EVs on drivers who have benefited from a great driving experience, low running costs and low emissions with less than 1% wanted a return to a petrol or diesel vehicle.
  • More than 48% of respondents said that their current vehicle was their first EV, with 28% making the purchase in 2020.
  • EV drivers reported a satisfaction score of 91 out of 100 (battery-electric 92, plug-in hybrid 84), compared with only 74 for petrol or diesel vehicle ownership.
  • Drivers were asked about the furthest distance they had travelled in a single journey with an EV, 53% of respondents said they have driven more than 200 miles in their EV in a single trip. 
  • Almost a quarter of respondents (24%) said they have driven more than 300 miles in one trip.
  • With over 7% driving more than 500 miles in a single journey.

EVA has been working hard to shift the narrative around ‘range anxiety’ to the more relevant concept of ‘charge confidence’ by sharing answers to the most common questions around EVs from consumers.