U.K. electric vehicle buyers—both full-electric and plug-in hybrids—love their vehicles. That’s according to the annual EV Charging Survey conducted in the U.K. by Zap-Map, a mapping service that provides an app that shows where charging stations are located.
The firm surveyed 2,132 EV owners—52% of whom got their vehicles in 2020, 73% of whom are first-time owners of this type of tech—and found that 91% said they wouldn’t trade their vehicle for a more conventionally powered one.
The survey says that on a scale of 0 to 100, full battery electric vehicles score 92, plug-in hybrids are at 84, and vehicles with internal combustion engines are at 72.
And only 1% indicate that they “miss my petro/diesel/hybrid.”
However, it needs to be pointed out that the number of U.K. vehicle owners with battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid vehicles is comparatively low compared to the other categories.
According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), through November, battery electric vehicles have a 5.8% of the total market; plug-in hybrids have 3.9% of the market.
Or 9.7% of the whole market.