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Would you?......

Car classified ad website Car Gurus have commissioned a survey, finding that out of 1002 people questioned,

Some 35 per cent of respondents say they would “be happy to buy an electric car”, with just over half (51 per cent) consider driving a hybrid model.

The Car classified ad conducted the survey on those that had bought a car in the past two years or where planning on buying one in the next 12 months.

Though it did differ ,depending on what region you lived in, London being the place people where more likely to buy an electric car compared with drivers in Scotland and the East Midlands who are the most reluctant with just 28 per cent in favour 50%  of those surveyed say they are “confused” by the Government’s plan to ban the sale of conventional petrol and diesel cars by 2040.

The results were published a week after Dyson Vacuum founder Sir James Dyson announced he is investing £2bn into the development of an electric vehicle set to be launched in 2020.

The RAC Foundation (The motor research charity) found that growth in electric car use could be stalled by limitations in the public charging network.

The mass market appeal of ultra-green vehicles may be restricted without widespread, reliable and easy-to-use charging points, the report suggested.

It was announced in this year’s Queen’s Speech that an Automated and Electric Vehicle Bill will be introduced to help electric vehicles flourish by measures such as installing more charge points at motorway service stations and petrol stations.

Watch this space……

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