Electric cars failing to spark interest

Leon Poultney
Electric cars failing to spark interest
Electric cars failing to spark interest

A new report jointly commissioned by the RAC Foundation and the UK Petroleum Industry Association has found that just 3,600 electric cars have been sold since the government introduced a £5,000 subsidy to electric vehicle customers nearly two years ago.

The report highlights the fact that customers are put off by the high asking price of 'zero emissions' vehicles and the fact they are simply not as practical (and sometimes as efficient) as petrol and diesel rivals.