Electric Vehicle Residents' Survey

Closed 11 Jan 2019

Opened 3 Dec 2018

Feedback Updated 5 Mar 2019

We Asked

We conducted an online resident survey from 3rd December 2018 to 11th January 2019, asking 11 questions to give a flavour of what our residents currently think about EVs and what they would like the charging infrastructure to look like across the county in the future.

You Said

Thank you to all of the people that completed the survey. We received 1339 responses in total.

Some of the highlights are:

  • 60% of you would like to own an electric car
  • 84% of you want to charge at home
  • 60% of you want to charge at destinations
  • Lack of public charging is preventing / discouraging 57% of you switching
  • Cost of EV cars is  preventing / discouraging 55% of you switching
  • 36% of you would be willing to pay more to charge on a public network than at home.

We Did

All the results received are being collated and reviewed, and we will use them to inform the next stage of the strategy development.

We are aiming to have a final strategy drafted for approval by November 2019. An additional public consultation on this strategy will take place before this time.

Results Updated 5 Mar 2019



We are seeking your views on electric vehicles and electric vehicle charging. 

We are interested in everyone’s views. Whether you currently own or drive an electric vehicle, are considering buying an electric vehicle in the future, or if have no plans to switch to electric, we would like to hear from you. 

The County Council does not currently provide on-street charging points for electric vehicles, but we are currently developing an Electric Vehicle Strategy which will set out the County Council’s role in helping achieve the Government's ambition of at least half of new cars to be ultra-low emission by 2030, and zero emissions from vehicles by 2050.

We cannot guarantee that our position will change, but we will use the results from this survey to help inform and shape our strategy.

The survey will take between 5 and 10 minutes to complete.  

Privacy Statement

The Sustainability Team will use this survey to collect personal data in order to carry out a task in the public interest.  The data will be processed in accordance with the 2018 Data Protection Act and any subsequent legislation, including the General Data Protection Regulations. 

The personal data we collect will not be shared with anyone outside West Sussex County Council Office and will only be used for the purpose stated. The data we collect will be held securely on computer for a period of up to one year before being appropriately destroyed. West Sussex County Council is registered as Data Controller (Reg. No. Z6413427). For further details and information about our Data Controller, please see www.westsussex.gov.uk/privacy-policy.

If you require this information in an alternative format, please contact us on 0330 222 6455 or via email at ruth.o’brien@westsussex.gov.uk. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and have an NGT texting app installed on your computer, laptop or smartphone you can contact us on 18001 0330 222 6455.


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