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9 in 10 electric car owners will stick with battery power


New research has found that an overwhelming majority of electric vehicle drivers plan to stick with battery power. 



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Conducted by Zap-Map, the Annual EV Charging survey saw more 2,000 respondents share their views on electric car ownership.

A substantial 91 percent of those surveyed would not consider changing from an EV back to a petrol, diesel, or hybrid car.

Electrical evangelists



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Whilst 9 percent of respondents said they would possibly consider switching back, less than 1 in 100 admitted to actually missing their diesel or petrol-powered car. 

In terms of overall ownership satisfaction, full battery electric vehicles were judged to be the best with a score of 92 out of 100. 

Plug-in hybrids scored 84 for satisfaction, with conventional diesel and petrol models further behind with a satisfaction score of 72. 

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Making the results more significant was the fact that 73 percent of respondents were first-time electric car owners. Tellingly, more than half of respondents had bought their current electric car in 2020.

Satisfaction guaranteed



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A number of electric cars were also rated as highly satisfying by their owners. The new Volkswagen ID.3, Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid, and BMW 3 Series saloon all received a maximum score of 100. 

The Tesla Model 3 and Kia e-Niro were close behind with a score of 96, whilst the Hyundai Kona electric was rated as 94. 

Sales of electric vehicles have surged during 2020, with 9.7 percent of all cars sold to date featuring a plug-in connection. Just 3.2 percent of cars had the same during 2019, and only 1.1 percent of those sold in 2015 were electrified models. 

Melanie Shufflebotham, Co-Founder of Zap-Map, commented that: “It’s clear that many of the historical challenges of owning and running an EV have fallen away.

“The dramatic growth in EV sales in 2020 is one of the good news stories to come out of this difficult year for the car industry.”

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