• Average range of EVs available with Tusker is currently 231 miles
• 85% of drivers could survive on a single charge per week
• 69% of survey respondents are aware of the savings on offer with EVs
A new survey of over 500 customers by salary sacrifice car benefits provider Tusker has found that 85% of drivers drove less than 200 miles each week for business and leisure.
The current average range of the 41 electric models (and 230 derivatives) available with Tusker is 231 miles, meaning most drivers getting behind the wheel of an electric car could complete all their travelling on a single weekly charge.
The trend was similar when surveying over 1,400 non-Tusker drivers, with 82% admitting to covering less than 200 miles per week, figures which have remained static for two successive years.
In Tusker’s surveys, less than 7% of drivers said they drove more than 300 miles weekly and even this would still be covered by a single charge with a variety of models including the VW ID-4, Skoda Enyaq, Audi e-Tron, Hyundai Kona and the Tesla range - according to manufacturer data.
The increased range of the latest EVs has also contributed to 63% of drivers saying they were fairly or very interested in considering a zero-emission car on salary sacrifice.
“With the majority of new models offering a range of over 250 miles, drivers are less concerned about range. Infact ‘range anxiety’ has moved to ‘range awareness’ as many drivers now realise they can cover their weekly miles with one charge.” explained Paul Gilshan, Tusker’s CEO.
“Consequently 83% of drivers surveyed are now considering an electric car for their next vehicle, a rise from 74% in 2020,” he said.
69% of survey respondents said they were aware of the savings available on electric cars when taken on a salary sacrifice scheme, a rise from 57% in the 2020 survey.
Tusker’s success at moving customer drivers into greener vehicles has also continued during the past 12 months with 33% of their audience now driving an EV compared with 5% in 2020’s survey.
“Salary sacrifice is playing its part in speeding up the move to Electric vehicles for employees across the country,” said Gilshan.