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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Two-Thirds Of UK Consumers Would Consider EVs

UK car dealers believe the majority of their customers are open to the idea of purchasing an EV, according to a survey conducted by Motor Trader and British Gas.

The research found 32.9% of dealers believe their customers would currently consider purchasing an EV and a further 30.8% saying they would with more information.

Less than a third of dealers (30.8%) think their customers are not at all receptive to EVs.

“It’s encouraging to see two-thirds of dealers believe customers are receptive to buying an EV,” said Dan Taylor, British Gas’ director of new ventures.

“People do have a massive issue with the rise in petrol and diesel prices over the last couple of years,” he said.

The survey also found that EVs could account for 5% of the new car market by 2015 and growing to between 6-20% by 2020.

British Gas is helping dealers prepare for the arrival of EVs by offering a range of commercial and domestic charging solutions and a discounted off-peak electricity tariff for EV owners.


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