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Motorists 'need incentives to go electric'

Fri, 21 Aug 2009
Incentives will have to be introduced if significant numbers of motorists are to start opting for electric models when buying a car, it has been claimed.

The Green Car Website said Brits are open to the idea of battery-powered vehicles, but only if the price is right.

It also pointed out charging infrastructure up and down the country would need to be expanded if the widespread use of such cars was to become a reality.

According to research by the online resource, some 60 per cent of drivers would consider a battery-powered auto.

Spokesperson Faye Sunderland said: "Our poll shows that there is strong public support for electric cars but, without commitment of the carmakers and the UK government, prices will remain too high for most."

In related motoring news, the Green Car Website reported recently that increasing numbers of drivers are choosing to use liquefied petroleum gas in a bid to reduce running costs and their impact on the environment.

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