Experts Hired to Analyze Future of Electric Cars in UK

Aberdeen University has been drafted in to explore who will buy and use the vehicles.

Published: 19-Mar-2010

The government has hired north-east experts to investigate whether electric cars really are the future of transport in the UK.

Aberdeen University has been drafted in to explore who will buy and use the vehicles – just as Nissan announced plans to build the world’s first mass-produced electric car in Sunderland.

Production of the Nissan Leaf will begin 2013 and forms part of a £420million investment in electric cars by the Japanese firm.

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The range limitations of most early electric cars will matter less in tightly packed urban areas, where the daily driving distance is likely to be much shorter than in the suburbs or rural areas.

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