UK Study Says Businesses are EV-Reluctant

A recent UK study of 1000 businesses, carried out by ALD Automotive, revealed that 60% of company drivers would not swap their conventionally powered car with an electric one.
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The main disadvantages pointed out by the questioned drivers were the limited range of the current generation of EVs (78% thought so), with 77% of drivers claiming that another disadvantage of EV operation would be the currently underdeveloped charging network (which could be deemed obsolete with battery pack swapping stations operating successfully).

Proof that EVs still have a long way to go before they convince the traditionalists, is the fact that only 32% of the questioned drivers said they would consider changing to an electric vehicle, with only 6% claiming that they would certainly change to an EV.

There are many factors which stop people from wanting and buying EVs but as we move forward in time, there seem to be fewer and fewer of them and in 5 - 10 years’ time we’ll be faced with decisions that would have been unthinkable in, say, 2005 when purchasing a new car.

Aside from the classic diesel, petrol or hybrid variants, we will get the option of EVs, range-extenders or (possibly) hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles - so we’ll be spoiled for choice, and alternatively powered car sales will probably rise exponentially, rather than the snails’ pace its rising at today.

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