A NEW report from Zap-Map, the UK’s leading EV charging map provider, says drivers of electric cars (EVs) are truly willing to go the extra mile.
In a survey the website holds annually, drivers were asked for the first time about the furthest distance they have travelled in an EV on a single journey.
More than half (53%) said they have driven more than 200 miles in their EV in a single trip.
The report says that this figure shows that drivers are confidently using their EVs on longer trips, and should allay concerns over EV range anxiety, at least for the average driver, given that the average car journey in the UK was just 8.4 miles in 2019 according to Department for Transport figures.
In addition, the report notes that almost a quarter of respondents (24%) said they have driven more than 300 miles in one trip – with over 7% doing the long haul and driving more than 500 miles during a single journey. For around 31%, between 101 and 200 miles was their longest trip in an EV, while for 15% it was less than 100 miles.
Melanie Shufflebotham, Co-founder & COO at Zap-Map, said:
It’s clear from the distances EV drivers have travelled that concerns over range and other historical challenges of owning and running an EV are increasingly a thing of the past.
The report also uncovered a high level of satisfaction with EVs, with less than 1% of drivers saying they would return to a normal petrol or diesel vehicle.