People who own Tesla cars tend to be both younger and more affluent than drivers of hybrid vehicles, according to data released by Experian Automotive. In addition, EV owners also have excellent credit, Experian says.
The average credit score for someone who leased an EV last year was 747, while hybrid lessees scored an average of 729
By age, about 25 percent of EV buyers are at least 56 years old, compared to 45 percent of hybrid drivers.
Broken down financially by Experian, EV buyers borrowed about $2 grand more than hybrid buyers, but their interest rates tend to be about a tenth of a point lower: $27,000 versus $29,000. They are also more well-off: 21 percent of EV buyers made at least $175,000, where as just 12 percent of hybrid buyers could boast that income.