Updated: January 28, 2023
By Sasha Lekach
Love is in the air. Or maybe it’s just the electric charge from that EV plugged in for the night.
Whatever it is, electric vehicles may help those on the prowl … or at least make you look like a more conscientious, forward-thinking human that someone would potentially like to date. That’s according to a newly released Ford survey of 1,000 U.S. adults.
Ford found three in four people are more likely to date someone if they own an EV. Almost 65 percent of respondents said they’d drive an EV to make a good first impression.
Ford, by the way, is making an all-electric Mustang Mach-E compact SUV.
Mashable did our own very scientific poll and found that there might be something to all this with nearly 65 percent of 255 random Twitter respondents agreeing they’d be more into someone who has an electric vehicle.
Valentine’s Day is charging up, so I have to ask:
Would you be more ~into~ someone if you found out they drove an electric car? 💘
— Sasha Lekach (@sashajol) February 10, 2020
From the Twitter poll, some fair points were made about EVs and attraction. One colleague noted, “I can see how a gas car can now be considered a turn-off.” EVs might not make you swoon, but a gas-guzzler might make you second-guess a second date.
For others, they don’t care what their romantic partner drives. Or they care that even if it’s an EV it’s still a vehicle and not a bicycle or e-bike. Others want to know what type of energy (like solar) powers the electric battery before giving someone bonus points for driving electric.
Even so, this Valentine’s Day, your best bet is to go electric.