page title icon Survey shows range anxiety and lack of charging points remains a barrier to electric car buyers

Fleet management and police-vehicle maintenance company Venson has released a survey on motorists’ opinions about EVs. The key findings are below.

  • 69% were concerned about a lack of EV charging points across the UK*
  • 57% reported limited range was still a barrier when considering an EV.
  • 86% of motorists surveyed said that a ‘lack of clarity in terms of ownership implications as a company car driver’ is a thing of the past
  • Over 66% of drivers said that they had a good understanding of the costs and convenience of owning an EV.
  • 13% of motorists cited lack of ‘try before you buy’ options as an obstacle to purchase
  • A mere 5% of people surveyed said they are worried about manufacturer lead times in acquiring an EV.
  • 41% expressed concern over the practicalities of being able to charge their vehicle at home.
  • 30% said they had concerns over service, maintenance and repair costs.

The size of the survey, released on 21/08/19, wasn’t stated.

*The UK’s Department of Transport recently reported that there are now more charging stations than petrol stations in the UK – here are now over 24,000 public charging connectors in almost 9,000 locations.


Leave a comment