This is proven by the fact that half of a £7.8million interest-free loan fund to support the purchase of electric vehicles in Scotland has already gone.
Perhaps the benefits of a monetary incentive are unsurprising but the increase in electric vehicles is also undoubtedly linked to the advances in technology and charging infrastructure.
Neil Swanson from Rosyth (pictured) is testament to how views on electric vehicles can be quickly turned around. After winning a year-long test drive of a Nissan Leaf in a competition we ran earlier this year with Western Nissan, Neil has clocked up thousands of miles commuting in his job as an electrical engineer. He quickly realised how much he enjoyed driving electric - so much so that he didn’t want to give the car back and decided to buy it instead.
He said: “When I entered the competition I thought, why not? I wasn’t convinced. I had driven old electric vans years ago and the range was awful. But after I won, I started to do my research and pretty quickly began to think ‘actually, this could be quite good.’
“Now, I love it. I’m delighted I can buy it through the Low Carbon Transport Fund too, it’s a great deal and really I didn’t need to give it a second thought.”
With 'range anxiety' looking set to be relegated to the annals of history, and people like Neil seeing that these vehicles can fit in neatly with their lifestyles, perhaps it's time you considered making the plunge to plugging in, not filling up.
Last year, the number of electric vehicles registered in Scotland grew by 54 per cent - but maybe this is not so much of a surprise. Scotland is a great place to be considering trading in a fuel-hungry motor for something altogether more modern.
Those going electric north of the border benefit not only from the Scotland-only loan scheme, but also the existing UK-wide Government Plug-In Car scheme offers grants of up to £4,500 off the cost of a new electric car.
It's this kind of help with up-front costs, plus the fact that electric cars can be run at around a fifth of the cost of conventionally fuelled vehicles, that really makes for a uniquely attractive package.
There are just six months left for Scots to take advantage of the Electric Vehicle Loan, which offers support of up to £35,000 – applications to the Low Carbon Transport Fund are open until March 31, 2017.
There could be even less time if demand continues to rise. The total funding, which is double the amount offered in the first round of the scheme, is very much a case of 'when it's gone, it's gone' – so if the fear of missing out is niggling you, it's time to act.