Survey Finds UK Citizens Unprepared for Switch to Electric Vehicles

September 14, 2020 13:25:36

Electric vehicles (“EV”) represent the next frontier in green, zero-emission energy. Most developed governments plan on replacing conventional vehicles with electric vehicles over the next decade and billions of dollars have been invested into achieving this goal. However, despite the insane mainstream attention EVs have been getting for the past few years, we are still a long way from widespread EV adoption, according to a new survey.

The new Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (“SMMT”) survey by Savanta ComRes suggests that almost half of UK citizens do not feel ready to make the switch to electric vehicles by 2035. At the moment, consumers have a relatively wide array of EVs to choose from, and according to the survey, most drivers are attracted to electric vehicles due to the lower running costs (41%) as well as a chance to reduce their carbon footprint and improve the environment (29%). In spite of this, EVs, which make up 17% of the models on sale, account…


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