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.

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Comments (31)

  • Not a surprise considering all the false propaganda around carbon neutrality.

      2 months ago
    • True !

        2 months ago
    • Definitely true. Ducati asked their customers if they wanted EV bikes and the percentage who did was very small. They also looked at sales from Harley Davidson's electric bike and that to was small. So all this apparent percentage thing is...

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        2 months ago
  • I just LOVE reading all the 'anti-vaxer' types, that 'know' EVs are just a big hoax! Glorious conspiracy theorists, backed up by pure, copper bottomed BS. You also know they'll be as silent as the grave when they too buy their first EV.

      2 months ago
    • They’re not a big hoax but they’re not as good as we are lead to believe due to lithium ion mining. They need cleaner batteries to work fully. I personally believe that synthetic fuels are the solution. And this is coming from someone who quite...

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        2 months ago
    • What makes you think lithium extraction is any worse than aluminium or iron extraction.

      Lithium, generally is not mined, it is extracted as a brine which is then evaporated.

      And what makes you think that synthetic fuels are better than...

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        2 months ago
  • That’s only because it’s cheaper than petrol. Until the governments tax the power used by EV’s

      2 months ago
  • 70 percent of Europeans are soft

      2 months ago
    • Well I can tell you that all of my family members don't want evs same thing for most of my friends a bet they want to all of the green hippies and no one else

        2 months ago
    • Glad to see you are part of the intelligent 30%

        2 months ago
  • electric sucks

      2 months ago
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