UK Insurance Survey Finds Growing Interest in Electric Vehicles

Results of 400-person survey represents a five-fold increase since July last year when the result was nine percent.

Published: 27-Jan-2011

A survey by vehicle valuation expert Glass's has indicated that the number of people considering a plug-in hybrid or battery electric car as their next vehicle could be as high as 53%.

According to Glass's, this represents a five-fold increase since July last year when the result was 9%.

The poll of 397 aimed to discover motorists' view of the Government's £43 million Electric Vehicle Plug-in Car Grant, originally put forward by the Labour government with a promise of £230 million. The grant offers buyers of new electric vehicles (EVs) a 25% discount off the price of a new EV up to a maximum of £5,000.

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