A British survey shows that if the internal combustion engine is banned next week, 82 per cent of English rural people will not feel safe buying an electric car as their next car. In small towns this figure is 79 percent.
This prompted Ford to operate, now challenging Britain’s smallest village, Fortwich, with its 380 population. For three days, villagers test the new electric car, the Ford Mustang Mac. Nowadays, the name of the city has also been temporarily changed to Fordswitch.
The goal is to show that the electric car works in rural areas as well. To make it easier for new electric drivers, public chargers have also been installed at the village junction and irrigation hole, Pub The Fortwich Arms. The survey shows that 74 per cent of people in rural areas are concerned about the infrastructure they charge.
– We are very pleased to offer you all our electric Ford Mustang Mac-E. In the next few days, we want to show how even the smallest city can make a power change, says Lisa Frankin, President of Ford Great Britain and Ireland.
This is not the first time a car manufacturer has flooded a village or small community with electric cars. Last year, Renault distributed Joe to 25 people each living in the city of Abby in the French mountains. Residents live about 120 km from the nearest town. Over a three-year period, residents will have to show that the electric car is perfect for less populated areas.
Another example is Volkswagen, which is working to electrify the entire Greek island of Ostibia.