Motorists unsure Government will meet 2030 ban

Motorists unsure Government will meet 2030 ban

Spark EV Technology has found that two thirds of motorists show a lack of confidence in the UK meeting the Government’s ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030.

Research by the range prediction specialist showed that most drivers believed it would be 2052 by the time the country would realistically be ready for such a ban.

The in-depth study of a thousand targeted motorists also revealed that over half of UK motorists are concerned they don’t have charging facilities where they live. 64% also stated that having reliable information about how much battery charge is left, would be very important when thinking about buying an electric vehicle.

Justin Ott, CEO and founder of Spark EV Technology, said: “If the UK is serious about banning new petrol and diesel vehicles we need politicians to step in and address the barriers holding people back from driving an EV.

“EVs need to be affordable and drivers need to have the confidence that they have enough range to reach their destination and that they will have access to the equipment to re-charge their vehicle when they need to.”

Justin continued: “To address range and charging anxieties we need onboard range estimations to stop being a ‘Guess O Meter’ and provide the driver with accurate information about how far they can travel before they run out of electricity.

“We highly support the introduction of legislation which insists EVs provide accurate onboard range predictions based on real-world data to ensure they achieve their advertised range.”

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