September 19, 2017 at 2:31 PM
It is believed that the increasing popularity towards electric vehicles is being driven by men, with the majority of UK drivers expecting to buy an EV in the next five years, a recent study has found. Out of the 1000 car owners surveyed by Total EV, a website dedicated to all things related to electric vehicles, 60 percent of men expect to own an EV within five years, compared to 42 percent of women surveyed.
Whilst there were still concerns surrounding electric vehicles such as cost (27%), lack of charging facilities (22%), and lack of knowledge (21%) from respondents, increasing fuel prices of petrol and diesel were the main driver for making to make the switch to electric to nearly half of respondents, whilst 36% would change due to environmental concerns.
According to Daniel Green, founder of Total EV, there are already 110,000 plug-in cars across the country. Green believes the rise in electric vehicled on Britains roads is “the biggest thing to happen to motoring since Henry Ford.”
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