The technology behind hybrid cars is improving every year and so is the awareness of British drivers about the impact their vehicle has on the environment. So it may be of no surprise that a recent report by an online car leasing company has revealed that well over half of those asked would consider a hybrid car for their next car purchase.
The Green Car Website reports the details:
“Ordinary non-rechargeable hybrids were found to be the most popular, with 19 per cent of responses indicating an interest in these types of vehicle. A similar study in the US shows how hybrids are increasingly winning interest from car owners there too.
Hybrids were followed by LPG-powered cars, including those vehicles converted to using the fuel and plug-in hybrid models like the Chevrolet Volt, with each type of vehicle attracting 12 per cent of responses from the study participants.
Surprisingly, hydrogen and fully electric cars followed behind, each attracting 11 per cent of responses. This was a surprising result, considering that there are as yet no publically available hydrogen cars, while fully electric cars have been widely available for around four years.”
It seems the Government is taking the lead by using electric cars across Whitehall, the NHS and the police.