Almost one in five (18%) people would like to switch to an electric vehicle (EV) next year, according to new research from Go Ultra Low.
Dealers will be selling more electric cars than diesels by 2020, according to analysis by Leasing Options.
A specially-commissioned AA Populus poll of 10,293 drivers has revealed that 35% of motorists expect to own an EV within the next ten years – with younger drivers leading the change.
Go Ultra Low is looking to clear up misconceptions around EV running costs after research shows consumers are confused.
In the first three months of this year there were 13,327 new electric and plug-in hybrid cars registered, a 16% increase on the same quarter last year.
Go Ultra Low has celebrated a record year of EV and hybrid car sales after registrations rose 27% during 2017 – the sixth consecutive sales rise for the sector.
The charge towards EV adoption has begun in Nottingham with the announcement that Chargemaster will affirm the city’s Go Ultra Low City status with new infrastructure plans.
UK plug-in car registrations have achieved their highest ever three-month run with 7,794 registrations in September taking the quarterly total to 12,932.
Go Ultra Low has broadened the appeal of its EV promotions campaign with the announcement that 100 companies have joined its cause - demonstrating their commitment to run eco-friendly fleets.
JCT600 VLS has been awarded Go Ultra Low status due to promotion and usage of ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs) in its fleet.
Motorists in the West Midlands emerged as the keenest adopters of AFVs as electric car registrations reached their highest ever levels in H1, 2017.
Hyundai Motor UK has joined the Go Ultra Low campaign to help promote the benefits of plug-in and fuel cell vehicles.
Chargemaster will attempt to entice motrists into zer-emission vehicles with the UK’s first dedicated EV experience centre at Milton Keynes shopping centre, The Centre:MK.
Almost 700,000 UK motorists would join the electric vehicle (EV) market, if given the chance by their employer, according to research at the Go Ultra Low ‘Future of the Car’ Summit.
The take up of Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs) has increased by 49% in the last quarter, according to figures from the Department for Transport (DfT).
Nissan is predicting a 125% increase in the amount of electric vehicle charging points in the UK to 7,900 by 2020.
Motorists in the UK are buying more electric vehicles than ever; with latest figures confirming continual quarterly rises in plug-in car uptake.
Electric power could be the dominant form of propulsion for all new cars sold in the UK as early as 2027, with more than 1.3 million electric cars registered each year.
The electric car market could be transformed “overnight” if the half a million UK motorists already suited to electric motoring switched to plug-in power.
Electric car sales are expected to receive another boost by way of a £40 million government package to improve the EV infrastructure in eight key locations.
Automotive Management Live: Where franchised and independent dealers will find everything they need to know about operating a modern showroom and service and repair facility fit for the digital age.
When: November 12 2020
Where: Birmingham NEC
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