One of the biggest considerations drivers face today is whether to make the leap from a petrol or diesel vehicle to an EV. Compared to petrol and diesel, the EV sector has limited vehicle choices and, in many cases, lengthy delays due to EV availability. Car dealerships can play an instrumental role in helping drivers make the change to an EV and in doing so, re-shaping the market.
Whilst car dealerships can only sell what is available, it is also worth considering that dealerships can influence customers, which in turn drives up supply and can positively influence manufacturers.
EV usage has grown a massive 5000% in the past ten years and by 2024, it is predicted 50% of new car sales will be EV. The sales have continued an upward trajectory month on month – even during the Covid19 pandemic and so this increased appetite for EV isn’t to be taken too lightly.
A common preconception from drivers is that EVs need to be recharged almost every day, making them inconvenient. However, the reality is that the average driver travels on average 142 miles a week, whereas the range of some EVs is almost double that. This is where dealerships have the opportunity to educate their clients – not only can EVs provide long term cost savings, but they also suit the lifestyles and driving habits of most people today.
"EV usage has grown a massive 5000% in the past ten years and by 2024, it is predicted 50% of new car sales will be EV."