Yes, you read that right. According to Ford’s recent survey, Forty-two percent (42%) of all Americans ( or 4.2 out of every 10 Americans) believe all-electric vehicles, like Tesla Model X or Porsche Taycan, still needs petrol or diesel to run — as if the definition of “all-electric vehicle” was not clear enough.
Apart from the 42 percent Americans that believe EVs run on gas, the survey also discovered that 90 percent (90%) of Americans and Europeans think EVs are slow — the truth is : 33 Percent of the world’s quickest production cars are electric cars.
The survey also revealed that 67 percent (67%) of Americans and 68 percent (68%) of Europeans don’t think EVs can tow and haul decently.
This perception gap was evident few weeks back when Ford showed how capable its all-electric F-150 prototype is by towing more than 1 million pounds.
Ford also found that only 19 percent (19%) of Americans trust EVs in bad weather, and only 28 percent (28%) would choose electric car over a regular petrol-powered engine to travel in an emergency.
To also dispel any idea that electric cars can’t deal with slippery conditions, or that battery-packs drains faster in cold weather, the automaker took its upcoming all-electric car to the Smithers Winter Test Center in Peninsula, where the Mustang-inspired SUV played its way around in the ice and packed snow without loosing its performance capabilities.