Drivers warned of huge barriers preventing electric car uptake in the UK

With the 2030 ban on the sales of new diesel and petrol cars looming, motorists across the UK might think about opting for an electric car. However, according to new research, over 80 percent of drivers in Britain could struggle to switch to an EV.

This is mainly because of five huge barriers discouraging drivers from making the switch, according to JustPark.

The experts claimed that the charging network across the UK is what puts drivers off the most.

JustPark’s survey revealed that 62 percent of respondents claimed the reliability of chargers and the frequency of local chargers is an issue.

The top five barriers were:

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Mike Strahlman, Director of EV at JustPark said: “We must collectively find solutions to help millions of British households support the UK’s transition to clean-air vehicles.

“While EV demand is growing dramatically, public charging infrastructure is falling significantly behind.

“JustCharge unlocks thousands of home chargers, infrastructure which already exists, and makes them available to the public.

“These chargers are not used 90 per cent of the time and can help make EV adoption a possibility for more than 50 per cent of British households without access to off-street parking.

“This partnership with JustCharge and Visa is a landmark moment in our efforts to redress the balance and make EV adoption an effortless, viable and cost-effective solution for millions more UK drivers.”