A survey by EV subscription service elmo found that two fifths of respondents (39%) said they are put off owning an electric vehicle due to the high purchase price.
However, of those surveyed over half (58%) of respondents did not know the potential cost savings from switching to an electric car.
An electric car can cost around £2,000 a year to run, which works out at around £30 per week. In comparison, drivers of other ICE vehicles, which are conventional powered vehicles powered by an internal combustion engine, pay on average £2,200 per year – equivalent to more than £40 per week – a yearly saving of £200.00.
Over 35% of drivers are unaware of the alternatives to purchasing an electric car, such as car leasing, car subscriptions and car clubs.
61% of drivers said they don’t know where their nearest public charging point is, and over a fifth of drivers estimated that the average range of EVs is between 151- 200 miles. However the real world average range is around 203 miles.