Nearly half of Americans believe electric cars run gasoline

Nearly half of Americans believe electric cars run gasoline

September 20, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Almost half of Americans – 42 percent of respondents – said that electric cars still need to be refueled with gasoline. Such results were obtained by Ford specialists in the course of their own research.

According to representatives of the brand, most owners of electric vehicles simply do not use public gas stations. According to the survey, 80 percent of the replenishment of energy occurs at home, and after that the car is put on a charge near work.

Thus, most battery-powered car owners never visited public charging stations at all. According to the authors of the study, due to the fact that drivers do not see the process of replenishing energy, and because there is no habitual visit to gas stations, they do not understand what kind of “fuel” their cars drive.

In addition, according to the study, more than 90 percent of respondents said that fast acceleration is not an advantage for an electric car, because it consumes too much energy. Another 80 percent said they would not use a battery-powered car in difficult weather conditions, and another 65 refused to drive it off-road.

Last week, Ford talked about the energy efficiency of his new electric crossover, which will receive a Mustang-style design. According to them, the car will be able to travel up to 600 kilometers without recharging on the WLTP cycle – for a trip from Moscow to St. Petersburg, only one recharge is required.