That’s the suggestion of a survey conducted by Zap-Map in partnership with the Renewable Energy Association (REA), which took data from 3,000 EV users.
The findings note 36% of the people identified as key workers are working in healthcare, with others work across a range of sectors including utilities, food delivery, transport, public safety and education.
Amongst all EV drivers surveyed, 29% are still using the public charging network. This number increases when looking at key workers, with 47% being reliant on public chargers.
Dr Ben Lane, CTO and joint-Managing Director of Zap-Map, said: “EVs and the public charging infrastructure are playing a fundamental role during the Covid-19 pandemic, allowing many users to fulfil essential travel needs and keeping key workers across a wide range of roles on the road.”