Electric vehicles expected to find new success in 2013January 2, 2013
Electric vehicles in the UK to gain popularity
Electric vehicles are gaining more traction as the auto industry begins to throw more focus behind the idea of clean transportation. 2012 saw the release of new models that proved to be much more efficient than conventional vehicles and older electric vehicles. The auto industry is likely to introduce more efficient electric vehicles in 2013, backed by breakthroughs in clean technology, such as lithium-ion batteries and hydrogen fuel cells. These breakthroughs are expected to make electric vehicles very popular, especially in the United Kingdom.
Auto industry begins to focus heavily on UK market
The United Kingdom has emerged as one of the most promising markets for electric vehicles in the world. The country has shown strong support for clean transportation, having backed several hydrogen-based transportation projects itself throughout 2012. The auto industry has seen the lengths the country is willing to go to in order to promote clean transportation and many automakers have responded by adopting a more aggressive focus on the market. The compulsion to comply with the country’s strict emissions regulations are also a contributing factor to the development of electric vehicles.
Sales of electric vehicles expected to double in 2013
The number of electric vehicles sold in the United Kingdom is expected to double in 2013, rising from 3,000 units to 6,000 units by the end of the year. More affordable vehicles is one of the reasons behind this expected trend. Breakthroughs in technology have allowed automakers to produce more affordable electric vehicles, which is a welcome development for consumers. As these vehicles become more affordable, they are likely to sell more and appeal to a wider consumer base.
Adoption of clean transportation still sluggish
Though electric vehicles are expected to become more affordable and sales are likely to spike throughout 2013, the adoption of clean transportation is still slow going. Consumers have yet to fully embrace the concept of a vehicle running on nothing but electricity, or those using hydrogen as a power source. Many drivers still favor traditional forms of transportation and are not likely to change their ideas any time soon.