Electric cars turn on drivers
That’s the finding of new research by Esure car insurance. Younger drivers are more likely to choose an electric car in the future, with 81% saying they would make the switch. The over 55s are more cautious, although 66% would consider driving an electric car.
Gloomy economic conditions and high fuel prices are taking their toll, with 65% of motorists saying they have changed their attitude to driving. Almost one in five drivers is thinking of buying a more fuel-efficient car.
It could be some time before switching to electric power is a viable option for most drivers, though.
Mike Pickard, head of risk and underwriting at Esure car insurance, said: 'The only way for electric cars to become a viable option is to have a sufficient infrastructure in place, such as plug in points across the country, and a greater choice of models to suit all types of motorist and family sizes.'