News from Ford in the US (but note that unfortunately the Ford Focus Electric is still not available in the UK)
Fully nine out of 10 electric-car drivers say they won’t go back to cars with internal-combustion engines, according to a new Ford survey.
The results included responses from 10,000 drivers of both battery-electric cars and plug-in hybrids.
It found that 92 percent of battery-electric drivers, and 94 percent of plug-in hybrid drivers, plan to purchase another plug-in car as their next vehicle.
More often than not, that specifically means a battery electric car, Stephanie Janczak–Ford’s Manager of Electric Vehicle Infrastructure and Technology–said in a recent interview with CleanTechnica.
Janczak noted that most current all-electric drivers said they would stay with that type of car, while plug-in hybrid owners were more inclined to consider switching to an all-electric vehicle.
The driving experience, and an appreciation of clean technology, were cited as the main reasons for staying electric, she said.
Read more: Inside EVs