However, while electric vehicles are increasingly popular, they are unlikely to dominate the market overnight. During one survey, only one percent of British drivers were seriously considering buying an electric car or van any time soon. Despite the environmental benefits of such vehicles, and in spite of government grants, the high cost of these vehicles was still the main reason not to make the switch.
Aside from private cars, electric technology has been put to use in other vehicles with varying success. There has been a slow increase in the number of registered low-emission buses and coaches in the past few years, whereas the number of low-emission heavy goods vehicles has fallen quite dramatically.
As demand for environmentally friendly options increases and technology develops, we will undoubtedly see a rise in the number of alternatively fuelled vehicles on the streets.