Welsh businesses are Britain’s least prepared to make the switch to electric vehicles, according to analysis by Moneyshake vehicle leasing.
It looked at the Department for Transport and Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency’s vehicle licensing statistics to reveal the areas in Britain where businesses are most and least prepared for an EV future when new sales of petrol and diesel cars end in 2030, just seven years from now.
The Counties Least Prepared are:
The county where businesses are least prepared for the switch to EVs is Powys, with just 3.01% of all company vehicles licensed in the area being electric.
Following in second is Ceredigion with electric vehicles accounting for 3.76% of all company vehicles, and Herefordshire in third with 4.17% and Gwynedd has 4.48%.
Monmouthshire and Denbighshire also feature in the top ten trailing in readiness with 4.84% and 5.41%.
Whilst there has been a recent shift in attitude and the uptake of EVs has risen significantly, there is still a way to go, as the study reveals that the average number of electric company vehicles licensed in the UK is just 15.30% of all company vehicles.
The best prepared counties are Berkshire with 29.23% of company vehicles licensed in the county being electric. This is followed in second by Greater Manchester where electric vehicles made up 27.87% of all company vehicles, and Wiltshire in third with 25.88%.