UK Study: 50% young people wish they owned an EV

UK Study: 50% young people wish they owned an EV

The results of a survey conducted by British motoring group AA have revealed that 50% of the youth are eager to own an electric vehicle (EV).

According to a BBC report, the AA survey results have come close on the heels of a recent announcement by the UK government that it is aiming at a 2030 timeline for having 50% of all vehicles sold in the country to be low emissions vehicles.

In revealing that nearly one-half of young people in the UK wish that they owned an EV, the AA survey -- involving 10,293 drivers -- has also found that people are apprehensive of purchasing EVs because of certain myths around these vehicles.

As per the survey, 85% people believe that there is a lack of public charging points for EVs, while 76% people feel that the EV do not have the ability to go a long distance on a single charge. In addition, 76% people that EVs are very expensive, 67% people think that EVs have limited model variety, and 67% people believe that charging an EV is a fairly long, time-consuming process.

Against the backdrop of the myths which are apparently hindering EV adoption in the UK, AA President Edmund King said: “The range, charging speed and charging point infrastructure are all on the increase. There needs to be a more concerted effort by us all to sell the benefits of electric vehicles.”