Car buyers still sceptical about electric cars, says Ford boss

Consumers are still sceptical about electric cars and switching from petrol and diesel remains “a real challenge”, the boss of Ford UK has told the BBC.

Car buyers still sceptical about going electric, says Ford boss – BBC – May 2021

“We did a survey looking at customer attitudes and we saw that just over 10% of customers were actively considering a battery electric vehicle as their next purchase,” Ms Brankin said.

Car buyers still sceptical about going electric, says Ford boss – BBC – May 2021

Out of date information

The greatest problem with acceptance of Electric cars is probably out of date information. The Electric car industry is moving rapidly.

The typical Range of a new car is 200 miles, with some offering 300 miles. Although this is less than for Petrol or Diesel a car can charge whilst the driver does something else.

There are many more places to charge than Petrol stations and in a far wider range of locations. This includes Home charging for many.

The RAC said in May the UK’s charging network would need to grow “exponentially” to cope as electric vehicle sales surged.

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