‘Almost half of American EV drivers want to return to fuel engines’

Big contrast with previous research

‘Almost half of American EV drivers want to return to fuel engines’

A striking study by McKinsey&Co: no fewer than 46 percent of American EV drivers say they want to return to a car with a combustion engine. Worldwide this share is lower, but still high. The main reason doesn’t even have to do directly with the car.

According to Carscoops, the research shows that 46 percent of American EV owners consider it likely that the next car will simply be one with a combustion engine. This conclusion was drawn after a survey among 30,000 participants, who were asked 200 questions. Those 30,000 people did not all come from the US, but also from many other countries. Worldwide, 29 percent of EV owners believe there is a good chance that the fully electric car will be replaced in the future by one with a roaring engine in the front.

The main reason for (potentially) saying goodbye to the EV is the inadequate charging infrastructure. The (apparent) need to arrange another car if a long trip is planned also bothers many EV owners in the study. It is striking that the high costs of EV driving are also mentioned as a reason. This already indicates that the Netherlands did not have a major role in the research, because here EVs are much cheaper to ‘keep in the air’ after purchase than fuel cars. This may also explain why a completely different result emerged from a comparable European survey in December 2023: as many as 98 percent would opt for an EV again after this, it turned out.

– Thanks for information from Autoweek.nl

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