Fuel prices driving EV uptake

An online Opinion Matters poll commissioned by The Motor Ombudsman has found than 48% of UK car owners are considering a switch to electric a fuel prices continue to rise.

The cost of filling up an average family car with a 55-litre fuel tank recently hit £100 for the first time, a figure never seen before in this country.

The recent Motor Ombudsman survey of more than 2,000 UK car owners revealed that individuals aged between 16 to 24 (64%), and those living in Greater London (65%) are amongst the most worried about petrol or diesel vehicles.

The latest findings have been published by The Motor Ombudsman to mark the launch of its new online electric vehicle (EV) Resource Hub.

The portal has been designed to bring together the body’s EV-related content in one easy-to-navigate area. As well as the latest EV news from The Motor Ombudsman, users of the Hub have direct access to the body’s dedicated Knowledge Base questions and answers on electric cars, in addition to case studies, webinar recordings, and infographics highlighting the principal sources of disputes brought to The Motor Ombudsman by consumers in relation to EV purchases and ownership.

Bill Fennell, chief ombudsman and managing sirector of the Motor Ombudsman, said: “With fuel costs at unprecedented levels, and the likelihood of further increases coming, as we approach the height of summer, it is clear from our survey findings that the prospect of electric vehicle ownership is becoming increasingly attractive.

“In light of the rising appetite for EVs, and a growing parc on UK roads, it was a logical decision to bring together our electric vehicle-related information and resources for consumers and businesses on to a standalone hub.”