Owners turning off batteries, says study
goauto.com.au -- Mar 20
Up to a third of electric car owners in Japan say they will not buy another battery-powered vehicle again.
A study from business management consultancy McKinsey and Company released today says the low cost of power, government cash handouts and a glowing test drive of the vehicle "seduced" many electric car owners in Japan to buy the car.
However, the study shows that some owners were less well informed about electric cars when they made the decision to buy into the experience.
The study identifies higher than expected electricity bills and the difficulty in finding public recharging points as key reasons why the experience for some soon sours.
Instead, the people who were enjoying the electric car experience were "green enthusiasts" who "love EV technology for its low energy costs and comfortable driving experience".
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