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This is how many Brits would switch to an electric car, according to a new study

44% of Brits would make the switch to an electric car, new research has revealed.

The study by car leasing comparison site Leasing.com analyzed a late 2021 ONS survey which quizzed people in the UK on their thoughts on electric cars and making the switch over to alternative fuels.

It found that 44% of Brits would switch to an all-electric vehicle in the next ten years, with 22% saying they were very likely to. In contrast 29% said they were unlikely to, with 14% saying they were very unlikely to. 54% of those aged 30 to 49 said they were likely to make the switch, making them the age group most interested in electric vehicles.

Only 28% of those aged 70+ said they would make the switch to electric. Londoners responded the most positively, with 50% saying they were likely to switch to electric. People in the East Midlands were some of the most unlikely to, with only 34% saying they would consider the idea.

Although it seems many people are open to the idea of ​​owning an all-electric vehicle, many would not make the switch for a long time. Only 3% of people would make the switch in less than one year, 11% said they expect to in 1 to 2 years, 27% said 3 to 4, and a whopping 42% said it would take five years or more to start driving electrical.

For those who own a motor vehicle that is not electric:

How likely or unlikely are you to switch to an all-electric vehicle in the next ten years?

percentage

Very likely

22%

Fairly likely

22%

Neither likely nor unlikely

26%

Fairly unlikely

15%

Very unlikely

14%

Of those who said they were unlikely to buy an electric vehicle any time soon, the top reason they were not doing so was cost, with 70% of respondents saying so. 52% said another reason was a lack of infrastructure, in this case, the availability of charging points, which would put them off buying electric. 18% also mentioned the reliability of electric vehicles as a reason.

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