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Less than 10% of drivers considering electric vehicle as next car

Date: 30 November 2015   |   Author: Daniel Puddicombe

Only one in 11 motorists who are planning on buying a car in the next three years would consider buying an electric or hybrid vehicle, new research has suggested.

According to the AA's latest Populus poll, 50% of the 23,067 respondents said they would choose a petrol car, and 28% saying that their next car would be powered by diesel.

Meanwhile, 8% said their next vehicle would be a hybrid, with just 1% said it would be powered by electricity.

13% said they are unsure of how their next vehicle will be fuelled.

"Despite the diesel emissions scandal 28% of drivers are still considering this option, which is remarkably close to the 30% who said the same in December 2014 and 29% in May 2015," said Edmund King AA president.

"However, the petrol engine remains the top choice for AA members' next car and this is understandable given the increasingly frugal fuel economy now on offer in many models," King added.