It was found that less than 10% of buyers in the market today approve of new Electric Vehicle manufacturers such as Fisker, Nio and Lynk & Co. These brands will enter the UK market in the coming years, and demand for electric vehicles continues to grow.
It has also been in talks with the UK government over a potential car factory in the country.
Fisker plans to launch its Ocean One in the UK soon, and the brand offers a luxury SUV with pre-orders priced at £34,990.
Steve Huntingford, editor, What Car?, said: “The influx of new electric vehicle brands is positive for the industry, giving buyers a wider choice of models, and challenging existing manufacturers, which should increase the rate of technological development.
“Brand awareness will, however, be a key challenge for many.”
About a third said they would rather buy an Electric Vehicle from a legacy OEM than a new one.
Some say it’s a clear sign of China’s growing dominance in electric vehicles.
Shenzhen-based BYD sold 641,000 vehicles in the first six months of this year, up more than 300 percent from the same period last year, according to the company.
That’s in stark contrast to the 564,000 vehicles sold by Tesla, which blamed supply chain and sales disruptions in China for its tough second quarter as the company’s operations were hurt by coronavirus lockdowns and travel restrictions.
According to Statista, there are 1.15 million public charging stations for electric vehicles in China.
This is 65% of all public charging stations worldwide.
Among them, there are 677,000 ordinary charging stations and 470,000 fast charging stations.
The U.S. ranks second, with just 113,527 charging stations, only 19 percent of which are fast-charging.
That’s surprising given Tesla’s dominance as America’s most popular electric car maker.
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