60 Percent Of UK Drivers 'Too Daunted' To Buy An Electric Car

Study shows drivers still have concerns about electric cars.

Almost six in 10 UK motorists are still too concerned about electric cars to consider buying one, according to new research. The study of 2,000 UK drivers found that a perceived lack of charging points and high mileages are among the key reasons why drivers feel battery power may not be for them.

The survey was commissioned by InsureTheGap, a supplier of guaranteed asset protection that covers the difference between the price of the car when it was bought and when it is written off. It revealed that 57 percent of motorists are “too daunted” by the issues surrounding electric cars to consider buying one, with women and older drivers proving most likely to have reservations.

According to the figures, 59 percent of women said they would not consider an electric vehicle (EV), compared with 54 percent of men. And while only half (50 percent) of 18-34-year-olds said they had too many concerns to buy an EV, that figure rose to 62 percent among those aged over 55.