GoCompare says just 14% of drivers are considering an EV as their next car and of those who would consider buying an EV as their next vehicle, 60% are male and 40% are female.
When asked the reasons why people are put off buying an electric vehicle, price topped the list – with more than half saying that electric vehicles are too expensive and 50% said they wouldn’t choose an electric vehicle until there is a better network of charging points, with under half (45%) are concerned they only have limited battery charge.
The iconic electric-first brand, Tesla has come out as the Euro NCAP’s safest car brand over the last five years tied with Polestar, a Swedish EV manufacturer who’s owned by Volvo Cars.
Both companies scored an impressive 87% safety rating out of a possible 100% while Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota, came in third with their safety rating of 86%, closely followed by Genesis and Volvo which scored an 85% safety rating, according to analysis by Vanarama.
Superminis and smaller cars have become the vehicle of choice for many drivers in 2021, knocking SUVs out of most of the top spots, according to AA Cars.
The Ford Fiesta was the most searched for vehicle on the AA’s used car site in the first six months of 2021. And the Volkswagen Transporter van has shot up into second place, indicating the boom in van sales for home deliveries during lockdowns.
The UK Government has yet to present an offer to the Welsh Government for a Freeport to be established in Wales, Welsh Ministers told a Westminster committee this week.
Giving evidence to the House of Commons’ Welsh Affairs Committee, Economy Minister, Vaughan Gething and Finance and Local Government Minister, Rebecca Evans said they remain open to the idea of having a Freeport in Wales, and are prepared to explore the use of devolved planning, business support and tax powers to ensure any Freeports in Wales deliver on the Welsh Government’s priorities, including its commitments to fair work and safeguarding the environment.
The interior of the forthcoming Ineos Grenadier is designed to be hosed out, drained and wiped down as it moves to appeal to heavy users in remote areas, on farms or construction sites.
Switches are big, well spaced and some come pre-wired to clip on accessories from an extensive list of options when deliveries start in a year’s time.