There’s a steeper learning curve for EVs, so Nargar suggests prospective buyers spend longer getting to know the car they’re interested in. This is where dealers can smooth the way.
“Some brands offer extended test drives, where you can take the car, understand the charging situation, really get comfortable with it. That can help.
“Also, look out for EV drive days. These give people the opportunity to experience a whole range of EVs at one event and learn what suits them best.”
Finally, talk to current EV owners – advice that’s relevant for prospective buyers and auto professionals alike.
“Whenever I’m charging at a service station, drivers of petrol cars will come over and say, what do you think? Why'd you buy it? How are you charging at home? How far does it get?” says Nargar.
“You see someone pull up on an EV and nine times out of ten, they're going to give you all the information you need from their personal experience. So never be afraid to ask, because knowledge is power. No pun intended.”