Purchase motivations of alternatively fueled vehicles in the UK 2019-2029

Cheaper running costs were the greatest motivation factor for buyers of alternatively fueled vehicles, according to a 2019 survey in the United Kingdom. 47 percent of respondents reported that this factor was the most important when they purchased an AFV. B comparison, cheaper upfront expenses were expected to become a more important motivating factor in the coming years.

Factors determining purchase of an alternatively fueled vehicle in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2019, with forecasts for 2024 and 2029*

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Release date

March 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

March 2019

Number of respondents

3,000 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Supplementary notes

* Data for 2019 refers to answers from respondents, who already bought an AFV. Answers for 2024 and 2029 made by respondents looking to purchase an AFV in the next five years (2024) and next 5-10 years (2029), respectively.

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