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Majority of UK car buyers expect to go electric soon

British motorists ready to choose EV next time

The take-up of electric cars in Europe and the UK continues to steam ahead, now comes a new survey that found more than half of British motorists expect to buy an EV in the next five years.

The poll of 1,000 car owners was conducted by a new EV publication – Total EV.

The survey revealed:

  • 51% of British motorists expect to buy an electric car within five years
  • Change is being driven by men - 60% of male drivers expecting to drive an EV within five years compared to 42% of women
  • 45% of motorists cite rising fuel prices as the reason for change while only 36% are driven by environmental concerns

Why wouldn’t car buyers go electric?

The survey showed the cost of vehicles (27%) was the top impediment.

While a lack of charging infrastructure (22%), driving range (20%) and lack of knowledge (21%) were all reasons why people wouldn’t, or couldn’t go to an EV.

Total EV founder, Daniel Green, says the results show the change is on.

“The world is moving away from petrol and diesel.

“The public wants it, the Government wants it, and the environment needs it.”

Related: Mazda’s big commitment to electric vehicles

Are you ready to buy an EV? If not, why not? Let us know in the comments section below.

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About Simon Lai 1426 Articles
Simon is a writer and sometime contributor to the podcast. He also takes care of video production and product reviews. He met Joel through radio school and has worked with him on other ventures, reading news, producing and presenting radio content for regional networks. Simon doesn’t profess to be a car nut but enjoys driving first and foremost and has a penchant for hot hatches. He helps to provide the everyday-man perspective.

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