Almost half of brits not thinking of buying an EV: For their future car purchase, 46% of Brits say they don’t intend to buy an electric vehicle (EV).

A new survey by Ford has found, which suggests a major factor that puts off more than half of consumers from buying an EV is still cost.

Of the 2,000 adults surveyed a fifth said they are unlikely to consider purchasing an EV for the next five years.

There is still confusion among UK drivers around EVs, with 75% saying they are not confident in the difference between hybrid and battery electric cars the research findings have revealed.

Nearly half say to consider an EV or alternative type of electrified car they need to know more about the technology to purchase it additionally .

Managing Director at Ford of Britain, Andy Barratt said: “While the move to electrification is gathering pace, there’s no mistaking that this is a huge task ahead of us that will require fundamental efforts to ensure consumers are taken on the journey and the first step is understanding what their options are.”

The government has been called on by Ford to create a new senior role, ‘Minister of Electrification’ to help coordinate a comprehensive UK electrification strategy.

Almost half of brits not thinking of buying an EV

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