New research has revealed that full-electric motoring looks to be some way in the future. The survey of 690 Irish car drivers intending to purchase a new or used passenger vehicle within the next 24 months found that 26% of respondents are likely to opt for self-charging hybrid electric cars, making them now the second most popular car choice after petrol.
On the topic of what power train people intend purchasing for their next car, petrol ranked highest at 38%, followed by self-charging hybrid electric at 26%, diesel at 25%, full-electric at 7% and plug-in hybrid at 4%.
Commenting on the overall survey findings, Steve Tormey, CEO of Toyota Ireland said,
“In my opinion, one of the key take-outs from the research is that despite the incentives on offer for electric and self-charging hybrid electric vehicles, adoption has been slow and if we are to progress at pace towards a zero emissions driving environment more may need to be done to ensure that customers are considering alternative powertrains and moving away from fossil fuels.”