EVs could outnumber diesels in UK by 2030


Drivers believe that electric cars will outnumber diesel cars on UK roads by 2030, according to a survey by the AA.

Results of the online poll of more than 12,500 drivers predicts that by the time the ban on new petrol and diesel vehicles comes into force, electric cars will form 19% of all cars on the road with diesels at 16.8%.

Petrol vehicles are still expected to be the most common fuel type according to drivers, but will only account for 30% of cars.

Drivers also predict a boom in hybrid technology, as well as alternative fuels, such as hydrogen and bio-diesel.

If about 33 million cars remain on UK roads between now and 2030, the new Car Parc would mean a boom of electric cars from 91,000 to 6.5 million.

Meanwhile, pure combustion vehicles would see a dramatic drop of 16.6 million cars.

Edmund King, AA president, said, “Over the next nine years, electric cars could supercharge the way we drive. There is clearly a desire from drivers to own them. EVs will play a significant role in the future.

“Everything is working in favour of electric cars. The range of a single charge in constantly improving, the purchase and leasing prices are becoming more affordable, more models and styles are reaching the market and investments in chargepoints are being made.

“Electric vehicle technology has the ability to unlock much more than greener motoring; providing the chance to create new jobs and opportunities. More should be done to spark the EV revolution, such as scrapping the VAT on electric cars costing less than £50,000 and the construction of numerous gigafactories.”


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