One-in-20 (6%) fleets intend to invest in electric vehicles, a week-long poll by comparison website TrackCompare has revealed.
The result comes in the wake of a Government announcement to invest £500 million between 2015 and 2020 to help drive the adoption of ultra-low emission vehicles.
Kjell Anderton, a director of TrackCompare, said, “We were surprised to find that only 6% would consider investing in electric vehicles.
“We don’t believe EVs have become mainstream enough for them, which is a shame. Perhaps it’s just a lack of education.”
However, the survey did generate some interesting responses. One respondent said they didn’t want their drivers finding ports and then ‘charging for hours on end’.
Another, at a rural location, was worried about the availability of charging points, and others said they were too old-fashioned to consider electric vehicles or didn’t consider they were something they needed.
Anderton continued: “Of course, there’s still plenty of time to improve people’s knowledge of the potential benefits of electric vehicles. Things take time and maybe in a few more years they will warm to the idea of investing in them.
“The Government is to invest £500 million between 2015 and 2020, which is a move in the right direction and should grab people’s attention.”
The poll was held from April 30 – May 7.
TrackCompare.co.uk, launched in 2009, represents more than 50 tracking and telematics companies across a wide range of technologies.
The company’s online service is backed by a team of experienced fleet consultants, who help more than 2,000 new fleets every month.
TrackCompare.co.uk assists organisations large and small to identify the most effective tracking and telematics solutions for their operations.