Nearly 75 Pct of British Drivers Would Switch to Electric Cars

Survey of more than 1,000 motorists shows shift in attitudes on electric cars.

Published: 04-Aug-2008

LONDON - Nearly three-quarters of British motorists would consider driving an electric car, a survey has found.

Whether for "green" reasons or to escape congestion charges and the ever-rising cost of fuel, 71 percent of drivers would consider making the switch, it said on Friday.

Amongst under-25s that figure rises as high as 81 percent, the survey for esure car insurance found, although only 66 percent of 55s were in favour.

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