According to a study conducted in Japan, a third of the customers that bought and used full electric vehicles would not buy another. And this is alarming news, considering Japan was always one of the more progressive countries out there, adopting newer, greener tech fast.
If we are to believe this study, Japanese drivers were fast to jump aboard the electric green-wave, but after day to day use, the magic quickly faded.
The problem is that the EV is still progressing quite fast, as technology advances and eco pressure rises. So if you buy the newest, coolest electric car out there, it won’t be long until something even newer and cooler will come out. And that makes the EVs age quite badly.
Another issue is the scarcity of recharge stations out there and if you recharge at home, the minute the electricity bill arrives, you will not be pleasantly surprised.
Many car makers are starting to shy away from building more all electric models to satisfy the ecologists, and instead rely on hybrids. I sincerely hope that this won’t spell the end for the electric car, and that technology will get better and cheaper so the EV will be a must have.