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Fuel Crisis Boosts Electric Vehicle Market

Posted in General News on Wednesday, March 30th, 2022

As fuel prices hit record levels across the UK the demand for electric vehicles (EVs) has intensified and reached record levels this month. This is according to Autotrader. The organisation’s data also indicated that Kia and Hyundai have been the two most successful manufacturers to make the transition to electric. EVs now account for 22% of Autotrader’s advert views whilst the number of enquiries sent to retailers through Autotrader has risen to 30.7%. Kia’s EV6 is the most popular EV on the market and the Hyundai IONIQ 5 is the fourth most popular. According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) one in every eight cars sold this year has either been a Kia or a Hyundai.

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Brian Bremer

Wednesday, March, 30th, 2022

All well and good, but how many are actually being leased by Motability customers.

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David Bryan Sears

Wednesday, March, 30th, 2022

Just leased an MG5 Exclusive because of the roomy interior, from Motability and the deposit was £2749 which I thought was high, however, the car ticked all the boxes for my disability and I only had to wait for two weeks for delivery after a test drive. Prior to this, I had driven a Hyundai Kona and would have had to wait until August 30th 2022 for delivery. The Honda EV was to small and required a deposit higher than that of the MG 5 Exclusive? This is the situation at present with changing from an ICE vehicle to an EV, either, the vehicle is to small for some disabilities, the deposit is to high or the waiting time is to long before delivery, Get all these obstacles sorted out and only then will we see an influx of orders for EV's. Myself, I was determined to sort out the problems and find a solution, having done this, there is no way back to an ICE vehicle again after driving an EV. It is simple, clean easy to fuel even on a long journey with more charging points being introduced on a daily basis.

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Christopher Kay

Friday, April, 15th, 2022

While enquiries maybe high actually getting a EV or ICE car delivered is another matter.