Nissan: 70% of Europeans would consider EVs as their next car
A survey conducted by Nissan has found that more people are getting comfortable with the idea of EVs.
The investigation, which surveyed 7000 respondents from European nations - including UK - also concluded that 97% of the people surveyed found the transition from using internal combustion engine cars to EVs “as expected” or “easier”.
Further findings of the essay concluded once again that people were feeling extremely comfortable with the idea of EVs, with 89% of EV drivers saying the switch to EVs was "the right decision", while 74% felt "more relaxed" and 77% found it "smoother to drive" than an ICE vehicle.
Nevertheless, 58% of ICE vehicle owners surveyed stated that they wouldn't consider purchasing an EV due to low driving range. However, 31% of the ICE drivers surveyed also stated that the modern technology in EVs is 'tempting' them to convert.
The impact of environmentalism has also been evidenced by the fact that 49% of ICE drivers are considering switching to EVs because of the latter being more environmentally-friendly.
Arnaud Charpentier, Vice President of Product Marketing of Nissan Europe, has stated that, “With this new research, we’re seeing first-hand that European drivers are embracing electrification. Just as they are continuing to explore what electric vehicles have to offer, we are committed to showing them the vast benefits of electric mobility and how easy actually it is to make the switch.”
Nissan has also created a video series called 'My Life with a Nissan LEAF', which attempts to spotlight owners of the LEAF EV and allow them to share first-hand the benefits of driving an electric vehicle. The video series features stories of people from around the world who have bought a LEAF recounting how the car has changed their life.
I think the results of this survey have demonstrated that the electrification revolution has begun, and that many people are actually looking forward to a future where they can only drive electric cars, in spite of their various disadvantages.