In a recent survey conducted by Tusker, the satisfaction levels among electric vehicle (EV) drivers have soared, with over 90% expressing high contentment with their eco-friendly rides. The survey, encompassing more than 5,000 participants, including 1,549 Tusker EV drivers, reveals a resounding 92% satisfaction rate among these EV enthusiasts. Moreover, a notable 81% of respondents declared that their EVs provided a superior driving experience compared to their previous gas-guzzlers, marking a significant shift in preferences.
One key factor driving this surge in EV adoption is salary sacrifice programs, which offer affordability and potential savings. According to the report, affordability and potential cost savings were the top reasons cited by respondents for choosing EVs.
Paul Gilshan, CEO of Tusker, commented on these findings, stating, “It's great to see first-hand that drivers continue to embrace EVs as the future of motoring. With more and more drivers realizing the advantage of doing so via a salary sacrifice car benefit scheme, Tusker continues to see its order book grow while tailpipe emissions fall.”
The survey also shed light on other aspects of EV ownership. Notably, 85% of respondents found driving their EVs more enjoyable than their conventional vehicles. A substantial 81% considered their EV's range sufficient for their needs, demonstrating that range anxiety is less of a concern for many EV owners.
Even as weekly mileage for EVs increased to 100-200 miles, drivers remained confident in their EVs. Approximately 82% of EV owners reported that they only needed to charge their vehicles once a week to meet their driving demands.
Quentin Willson, Founder of FairCharge, commented on the survey results, noting, “Tusker's real-life driver data shows a 90% satisfaction with EVs. Both battery range and the frequency of charging just don't appear to be issues for normal EV drivers – something we're not hearing from the media.”
However, the survey did identify a potential hurdle, as 62% of drivers believed that an improved public charging infrastructure would enhance their EV experience. Fortunately, the report highlights that the public charging infrastructure is steadily improving.