TWO thirds of people expect electric vehicles to simply be referred to as ‘cars’ by 2030. That’s according to new research by industry body Go Ultra Low, which has looked at how the technology is being normalised.

This theory is backed by increased leasing enquiries for electric cars from customers. New models are coming to market too, with the VW ID.3, Peugeot e-208, Mini Electric, Honda e, and Vauxhall Corsa e all due before the end of the year.

Research shows that 69% reckon EVs will be the new normal in around a decade’s time. That’s helped by a third of respondents seeing friends and family driving electric cars making them more familiar. Almost half (49%) reckon there are more on the road.

A similar amount (45%) cited expanding public charging infrastructure as improving the likelihood them buying or leasing an electric car. More than 25,000 charge points at over 9,500 locations is helping. Government funding and private investment is seeing that figure increase quickly.

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