Just one in four people would consider buying a fully electric car in the next five years in UK. That’s the discovering of one of the vital complete research into UK customers and pure electrical automobiles. The reluctance of British drivers to embrace cleaner electrical expertise may very well be seen as a priority for individuals who need to transfer in the direction of a low carbon future at a quicker tempo.

Key factor of Electric Car

As part of the research, British motorists were asked to drive three cars for four days apiece. They were:

  • An electric VW e-Golf hatchback
  • A plug-in hybrid VW Golf GTE hatchback
  • A standard internal combustion engine VW Golf hatchback GT Edition

It was all part of a study conducted by the Transport Research Laboratory, which is owned by a not-for-profit foundation overseen by firms in the transport industry. Sales of pure electric cars rose to 1,517 in April 2019, an increase of 588 on the same month last year, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. They accounted for 0.9% of total sales for the month.

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Cost of Electric Car

Dr George Beard from the Transport Research Laboratory analysed the data. “Key barriers to adoption of electric vehicles include the electric range,” he said.

“The range needs to be long enough to give consumers confidence that the vehicle can meet their needs. The upfront purchase cost, and the availability of charging infrastructure so they can charge where and when they need, were also factors.”

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Competition of Electric Car

Last year, motoring groups condemned the government’s decision to cut subsidies for buying greener cars, as grants for new plug-in hybrids were scrapped, and discounts on all-electric cars were cut from £4,500 to £3,500. Cash incentives have been offered since 2011 to help promote cleaner cars and meet emissions targets. Last month, sales of plug-in hybrids in the UK fell by 1,000 on the same month last year, to just under 2,000 cars. The government denies that reducing its subsidy for electric cars last year has had a detrimental effect.

But the price of the car was considered “very important” or “extremely important” by more than 85% of participants, in relation to both fully electric and plug-in hybrid. Consistent with this, 73% of participants reported being “fairly likely” or “very likely” to have a plug-in hybrid in the household in the next five years if government grants were available to reduce purchase costs.

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