70 percent of European drivers would consider an electric vehicle as their next car
When asked if they would consider buying an electric vehicle as their next car, 70 percent of European drivers say they would. The most popular reason for drivers considering the change is the environmental benefits offered by a zero-emissions vehicle (49 percent), a Nissan survey shows.
In order to understand what motivates or prevents drivers to switch to electric mobility, Nissan surveyed 7,000 motorists across Europe, split evenly between EV and ICE (internal combustion engine) motorists. The pan-European survey1 is Nissan’s most comprehensive investigation into the driving habits of EV drivers to date.
Initial findings released today, uncovered that EV driver satisfaction is promisingly high, with 89 percent of EV drivers saying the switch to EV was the right decision. 74 percent feel more relaxed and 77 percent find it smoother to drive than an ICE vehicle.
With 97 percent of EV drivers finding the transition from ICE to EV “as expected” or “easier”, it portrays a promising prospect for those willing to embark on their electrification journey.
Furthermore, the majority (70 percent) of motorists admit the range autonomy of their EV is better than expected before purchase. This counteracts the 58 percent of ICE owners who are not considering an EV because they believe they offer low driving range and demonstrates the reality that owning an electric vehicle is highly positive.