Eight out of 10 people say they would now consider buying an electric car, in what appears to be a paradigm shift in consumer attitudes towards zero-emission vehicles.
A survey of 1,000 people by vehicle history checker HPI found that 83 percent of respondents would consider switching to an electric car when the time comes to change vehicles.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, younger motorists were more inclined to go green, with 91 percent of millennials claiming they would consider an electric vehicle (EV). In comparison, just 32 percent of respondents aged 55-64 said they would think about buying an EV.
This data appears to fly in the face of a recent study reported in the Independent, which claimed that just 35 percent of British car buyers would 'be happy to buy an electric car'.
However, HPI's study only looks at those who would 'consider' the move, and the survey revealed many consumers' concerns about ditching petrol and diesel engines.