As the Covid-19 threat continues to be at large, the global impact of imposed lockdown in many countries has encouraged many to opt for Electric vehicles. The lockdown, or MCO (Movement Control Order) in Malaysia has given the people a positive impact on awareness of the benefits to the environment.
With less cars on the road everywhere in the world, there’s a radical improvement on air pollution across the globe as a result of the demobilization of transport. This results in people considering owning electric vehicles, presently and in the future. Many in European countries have already made the switch the EVs, before the outbreak of the pandamic.
Now, more people are considering the EV option in Europe, U.S. and China. A global survey stated that there’s a large portion of people in developed countries who would buy an EV as a next company car or private use. The remaining percentile said they would switch to an EV within the next 5 years.
Before the outbreak, leading car companies have championed the impact of owning EVs on the environment. The main concern is to reduce emissions, which has been a hot topic for several years now. However, the growth of EV adoption has been relatively slow despite the fact that petrol and diesel fuelled cars contribute more than 75 percent of greenhouse gas emissions.
In Western Europe, the people have urged their governments to expedite the take up of EVs by reducing taxes, introducing incentives and investing more on charging infrastructure. There’s even a call for businesses to move to fully electric company car or commercial vehicle fleets in the next 5 years.
EV is more affordable than ever
In recent years, the cost of electric vehicles have dropped significantly, thanks to lower cost of batteries, increase in battery efficiency and there are more charging stations in certain countries. This results in a boosted consumer confidence in an EV future.