In fact, many people do not even know where the nearest charging station is ...
Battery range is usually the biggest issue (or at least one of the most prominent) when it comes to a question of owning an electric car. Consequently, it is also one of the reasons why EVs are not yet as common on the roads as one might hope. However, this might just depend on the purpose of the car. For instance, majority of drivers in USA think that for daily commuting, 75 miles or around 110 kilometers is just about enough; far less than 300 kilometers that most manufacturers offer today (and most EV critics demad).
Such fascinating results have been presented by Mini in the light of upcoming launch of Mini EV, while the research itself have been made by Engine International, Inc.. Majority (two thirds) of people actually said that electric cars are the best when being used within the cities, while even more, 73 percent of them said that they could live with cars that have 75 miles of autonomy. Such results are today easily achievable - and there are a lot of charging stations able to charge batteries to 80 percent in around 25-30 minutes – time a lot of respondents say is still acceptable for drivers to wait at charger.
“It is important for us as a brand to understand how consumers want to use their electric vehicles, and what they know and don’t know about them as we move closer to the launch of the MINI Cooper S E electric vehicle in the U.S.,” said Andrew Cutler, Head of Corporate Communications, MINI USA. “The more intelligence we gather, the more we can educate consumers about the many benefits of electric mobility and what MINI has to offer in the new MINI Cooper S E electric vehicle coming in early 2020.”