Consumers in the United States are climbing aboard the electric vehicle express…. if not with some resistance. While EV owners are expressly positive over their decisions to convert, resistors are concerned over elements such as battery range, impacts on lifestyle and driveability and even political implications.
Battery range concerns are not new to the EV world. “Range anxiety” has been a barrier in mass adoption of EVs since the late 90’s. Today, Electric vehicle batteries are getting better. With average battery ranges between 150-250 miles and Tesla or Rivian batteries reaching nearly 400-miles, EV owners can literally sleep easy as their vehicle charges in their carport or garage. The accessibility and convenience doesn’t end there. Real estate developers are aware of the need to transition early and developers are feeling the push to incorporate charging stations in both new and upgraded projects.
With Ford announcing an entirely electric Mustang Mach-E and the arrival of the electric Ford F150, consumers are no longer forced to sacrifice an all-terrain, adventurous or sporty driving experience for an electric one. Instead drivers can have both.
EV owners describe the driving experience as, “fun, agile, sporty, and zippy”, likely owing to greater torque than traditional vehicles and power distributed directly to the vehicle’s wheels. Apart from driveability EV owners say they're quiet, cozy, spacious and, major bonus point, easily parked.
Certain geographies have branded EV’s as a partisan support statement, but drivers such as Republican Blake VanWinkle of Wichita Falls, Texas are choosing to drive vehicles like the Tesla 3 simply because it is, “a great car”.
The transition to sustainable transportation needs to be well underway by 2030. With the average lifespan of cars, SUVs and light trucks at nearly 12 years consumers need to make the shift away from fossil fuel powered vehicles now. As electric vehicles continue to extinguish concerns created in fear of the new and unknown, buyers can convert fear into empowerment by slipping into a vehicle that feels great, adds convenience and supports any lifestyle.
The last century in American history was fueled by oil, but the coming decades will be driven by renewable energy technology. So too will the economic climate be forced to adapt. At Hyperion we are expanding into the US and will be your partner in creating elite, talented and innovative teams to take advantage of the e-mobility opportunities to come. Find out how we can support your business at hyperionsearch.com.
The good news, say owners, is that today’s electric cars are cost-effective, reliable, fun to drive and get upward of 200 miles to the charge so it’s not a hardship.