9 out of 10 won’t go back to gas!
There are many reasons people make the switch to an electric car (EV). But are those people happy with their purchase? This is a tougher question to answer.
To find out if people really like their electric cars, Ford conducted a survey of 10,000 owners.
Loving their electric cars
Ford found that 92% of electric car owners, and 94% of plug-in hybrid owners, plan to purchase another electric car as their next vehicle. Specifically, EVs are the big winners here. Regardless of whether a person surveyed owned an electric car or a plug-in hybrid, they were inclined to purchase an EV as their next vehicle.
Why do electric car drivers like their rides so much? Most people surveyed gave these as their top reasons
- The excellent driving experience.
- The ability to use clean energy to power their cars.
This is great news for the rapidly growing electric car industry. Once someone decides to buy their first electric car, they’re hooked. The anxieties about range or reliability go down the drain as owners get to actually experience the cars.
Combining electric cars with solar
Electric car owners know how much money they can save by pairing solar power with their EV.
Over 80% of the people surveyed said they would consider installing solar panels on their home or already had solar panels. These car owners can rest easier at night knowing they’re charging their car with clean, renewable energy.
Taking it one step further
The survey did show that even owners of electric cars find it difficult to completely cut the cord with gas. A full 90% of EV owners surveyed have a second vehicle — in most cases, one that’s powered by gas.
This will change, though. As range and fast-charging technology continue to improve, we can expect to see even more electric cars on the road. Given the current level of enthusiasm for electric cars, it may not be long before those backup gasoline vehicles are swapped out for an EV.
If you’ve been thinking about getting an electric car, consider speaking with a Domino energy savings concierge. As EV owners themselves, our concierges can answer any questions you may have. You may find yourself ditching gas cars as well.