Ryan Sims, Scotland

The environmental and health benefits associated with electric vehicles alongside technological improvements were some of the factors which motivated Ryan to make the switch to electric.

Discussing his current vehicle, Ryan explains that the vehicle suits most of his needs although he would like to have more range for weekend trips, or easy access to another longer-range EV. Reflecting further on the challenges of EV ownership, Ryan adds that reliable access to charging infrastructure can be an issue as he doesn’t have facilities for at-home charging.

Ryan’s typical journey is 40 mile round trip to work and he mentions that charging infrastructure is currently varied in Scotland saying that while the journey/rapid charging network is good and improving, the number and reliability of on-street public chargers for people without driveways needs to improve quickly.