Electric vehicles could soon be common place in London’s East End, according to new research.
The in-depth study by British Gas analysed the most likely types of people to buy an electric vehicle, and mapped out where in the UK they lived. It concluded that Stratford in the east of London is set to see the biggest increase, with nearly one in six, or 36,000 residents likely to buy one.
The top five UK towns or cities likely to see an electric vehicles boom are:
It’s predicted that by 2020, electric vehicles could account for around 10% of all cars sold in the UK. This equates to 1.2 million UK households owning an electric vehicle. In addition, a number of new models are set to be released in the UK during 2012, and infrastructure is developing and expanding making electric vehicles an increasingly viable option for motorists.
Dan Taylor, director of new ventures at British Gas said: “Electric cars are a safe and more environmentally friendly way of getting from A to B and there are now more ranges on the market, a developing infrastructure and increase in charging point availability.
“Our new research shows that driving an electric car can fit into a wide variety of lifestyles, so it’s no surprise to see a predicted rise in people embracing the technology and seeing the electric car as an increasingly viable option.”