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Brits 'fail to be swayed' by electric vehicles

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The price of electric vehicles has not come down far enough to convince the public to buy them, the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) has revealed.

Motorists may be more likely to choose approved used cars, as the BVRLA emphasises that the up-front cost of electric vehicles is far too high for most people to part with.

Chief executive John Lewis explained: "More than a dozen new electric and hybrid vehicles are set to hit the UK market over the next year, but most of them will be decorating showrooms unless manufacturers are more realistic on pricing."

His comments follow research from EcoVelocity, which found that people living in London postcode areas are the most likely to invest in an electric car, perhaps due to the provision of charging points.

Portsmouth is the most environmentally-friendly area outside the capital, analysis of the data reveals.ADNFCR-2576-ID-800722842-ADNFCR

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