The UK is currently suffering from a drastic fuel shortage. A quick study surrounding the crisis has revealed that interest in electric cars within the region have increased by 300 per cent.
According to Electrifying, users on its website are up 75 per cent while Google searches for electric cars have risen by 300 per cent over a one week period. As the crisis escalates and the forecourts begin to close, more UK locals are seeking electric car alternatives, the specialist site states.
Ginny Buckley, founder of Electrifying, said: “The fuel shortages we are seeing this week feels like a throwback to a previous era – there is no doubt the future is electric.
“It is only natural that even staunch advocates of petrol and diesel vehicles are probably considering making the switch to an electric car. Our website is certainly seeing a significant surge in interest.
“We hope the current fuel shortages aren’t too disruptive, and we sympathise with anyone who has been inconvenienced, but we believe this increased interest in electric cars will be around long after the queues have started to die down at the filling stations. Our Beginners’ Guide to Going Electric is the ideal starting place for anyone who wants to learn about how to make the transition and likes the idea of charging from the comfort of their own home.”
The most popular car on its website in the last 48 hours is the new Kia EV6, according to the latest data from the electric car experts.
While petrol and diesel are starting to run dry, the UK’s burgeoning electric car charging infrastructure is expected to remain resilient.