Youngsters already plugged in to EVs
- 19 February 2019
- Posted by: Alan Feldberg
- Category: News
More and more of tomorrow’s drivers are open to electric vehicles, with a 40% increase in the number of youngsters taking part in electric vehicle driving experiences.
According to the latest data from www.trackdays.co.uk, there has been rapid charge among children, some as young as 12, booking junior EV driving experiences.
Dan Jones, operations manager, said, ‘There’s a current buzz surrounding electric vehicles and this interest is apparently already filtering down to youngsters, no doubt passed on by parents, friends and influencers who recognise the importance that alternative fuelled vehicles will have in the coming years.
‘Indeed, we’ve seen a significant increase in bookings catering for 12 to 17 year olds who can experience what the future fuel has to offer.’
Meanwhile, the popularity of driving an electric model for a driving experience is also mirrored in new car sales of battery-powered vehicles which saw a 13.8% rise in 2018 according to figures from The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
Dan added, ‘Sales of electric vehicles are growing year-on-year and our latest findings are very encouraging for manufacturers of alternatively fuelled vehicles. It shows an increasing number of young Brits, who will be at the forefront of the electric revolution, are experiencing driving an electric vehicle in a controlled environment at an early age.’