The study, called ‘Rewriting the Psychology of Electric Cars’, saw 340 drivers take to the roads in full-electric vehicles in what was claimed to be the largest EV trial in the world.
It found exceptionally positive results, as Dr Louise Bunce, lecturer in psychology at the university who led the study, explained: “Despite initial scepticism, drivers quickly adapted to the vehicles and were extremely positive about aspects of performance, including acceleration and speed.
“Drivers soon discovered that recharging their vehicle was more convenient than having to stop en-route to refuel at a petrol station. Not to mention, it costs around a mere £2 to go 100 miles.
“There are zero tail-pipe emissions for the health-conscious and people felt environmentally and socially responsible while at the wheel.”