Brits may consider electric cars in the future

Friday, 01 July 2011

Over two-thirds of British motorists said they would be more likely to purchase an electric vehicle if there were more charging points across the UK.

This is according to research by Elektromotive, which found that car insurance customers would like to see charging posts readily available at roadsides throughout the country.

Calvey Taylor-Haw, managing director of Elektromotive, said: "The development of electric vehicles has come on leaps and bounds in recent years, but many consumers are understandably concerned that if they buy a new electric vehicle they might not be able to easily charge it when away from home or the workplace."

He added that more needs to be done to create better charging infrastructures in the UK that will underpin the success of electric vehicles in the country.

Recently, EDF Energy told car insurance customers that it was teaming up with Peugeot UK and Citroen UK to offer consumers free charging services with the sale of every hybrid automobile bought at these firms.

Posted by Rebecca Mellor

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