The study, conducted in the framework of the government campaign to promote hybrids and electric cars Go Ultra Low, showed that most Britons do not know about the benefits of such cars. So, 42 percent of respondents are not sure that electric cars can be washed on the sink as ordinary cars with ICE.
More than half of UK residents – 52 percent – are sure they can not describe what an electric car is, and 47 percent of respondents think that cars with ICE accelerate faster than their battery competitors. Although it is often the other way around.
Also, many questions arise from the price of electric vehicles and operating costs. 25 percent of drivers surveyed by Go Ultra Low are confident that the costs of servicing electric cars are higher than those of engines with ICE. At the same time, the actual difference can reach 70 percent in favor of cars with electric power plants. In addition, the British tend to overcharge the charge: it is estimated that it costs 21.54 pounds sterling, although the real value is 3,643 pounds sterling.
Most UK residents also do not know the number of electric models on the market and the number of charging stations. Instead of 17 and 17 000 they call the numbers nine and 6000 respectively. At the same time, 29 percent of respondents do not know that electric cars can be recharged from the household network.