Almost 42% of Brits hope to drive an EV in the next 5 years: Nearly 42% of British drivers expect to be driving an electric vehicle (EV) within the next five years.
That’s reported by a new survey from the British pub and retail business Marston’s & rapid EV charging network Osprey, predicting that over 16 million further EVs will take to UK streets by 2025.
As stated in the survey involving 2,000 adults, the number of accessible public charging points & the time it requires to charge an EV turn out to be the main concerns of UK drivers.
Around 59% of the participants would rather use rapid public charging infrastructure instead of the other charging speeds available, according to the suggested analysis. .
Furthermore, over a third of people would be more likely to use public EV charging if there were fine quality food & drink facilities at EV charging sites.
Marston’s has teamed up with Osprey to distribute what is thought to be the UK’s biggest network of rapid EV chargers at hospitality sites. The partnership will see a total of 400 rapid EV chargers set up in over 200 sites.
Beginning in November 2018, the partners said the rollout has since saved a predicted 183.7 tonnes of CO2 & 1.15 tonnes of nitrogen oxide (NOx).
It is estimated that 8 tonnes of NOx yearly will be removed once the full rollout of EV chargers is finished,
This is equal to the annual mileage of over 8,759 Euro-6 compliant diesel cars.
Andy Kershaw, Head of Property at Marston’s, stated: “Sustainability is becoming a key consideration in day-to-day life, with the demand for EV chargers only increasing.
“We are very proud to have achieved this milestone with Osprey and we look forward to developing our infrastructure further over the next twelve months.”
Ian Johnston, Chief Executive Officer of Osprey, added: “With the ban on the sales of new petrol and diesel cars less than 10 years away, it’s crucial to support EV drivers with the infrastructure that they want, rapid, convenient and accessible to all.”
Almost 42% of Brits hope to drive an EV in the next 5 years