Analysis of the daily mileage, driving habits and vehicle requirements for more than 8400 users of the What Fuel?
Calculator by the UK’s leading consumer champion and new car buying platform, shows 19.2% of drivers could use a fully electric vehicle
(EV) as their daily driver without compromising their routine.
The What Car?
What Fuel calculator found a whopping 63.8% of new car buyers should opt for a hybrid
or plug-in hybrid
vehicle as their next car, while diesel and petrol models came out on top for just 12.5% and 4.8% of new car buyers respectively.
Sales of fully electric
vehicles are failing to reach their potential and currently account for only 2.2% of the UK’s new car market, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)*. The disparity was previously highlighted by a What Car? Electric Vehicle White Paper
, which identified a ‘knowledge gap’, which is causing motorists to overlook the latest generation of EVs
as they remain unaware of their capabilities and benefits**.