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Most British drivers could feasibly swap to an electric car

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According to the results of a new survey carried out by Peugeot, using an EV over the Christmas period would have no adverse impact on majority of drivers in the UK.

They found that British drivers "will travel an average of 79 miles over the Christmas period (often one of the longest drives of the year) - a distance well within the capabilities of the majority of mainstream electric vehicles."

"Peugeot said that more than a third of respondents said they would be “comfortable doing all of their Christmas travels between 23 December and 2 January” in an electric vehicle, despite the fact that EVs currently make up just 1.4% of the UK car market."

"The results also show that two thirds of drivers will make at least one stop during their Christmas journeys, during which an EV’s battery could be considerably topped up by a motorway rapid charge point - with which most new electric vehicles are compatible."

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Survey asks wrong Question. Just asking "How far do you drive?" is missing the next big hurdle: ubiquitous charging stations.

How many drivers have daily access to a charging station?
How many could install a charging station where they park at night?
How many have charging stations at work?
How many live in an apartment where the landlord won't invest in EV charging stations for everyone?
How many park their car on the street (or other unsecured location; not a garage or secure driveway)?
How many are willing to pay $500 to $5000 to install a charging station at home?
I totally agree with Louv! In the long run, an electric car is worth it in the UK, because you can save money. When you buy an electric car there is a high up-front cost, but your electric vehicle ends up costing less over a lifetime. According to cararac.com, the typical British driver can save around £1,000 a year on running costs (tax and fuel) with an electric car compared to a petrol or diesel car. Drivers who use more expensive rapid-charge networks will pay more for charging their EVs and will save less money each year.
I totally agree with Louv!
I see this is your first post. Welcome to the forum from Georgia.
Hey, I want a welcome to the forum from Georgia, too!
Hey, I want a welcome to the forum from Georgia, too!
I see you are new as well. What are you driving?
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