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Customers rush to learn about electric cars because of the scarcity of gasoline and oil


BrotherThe thirst for petrol after Brexit has directly pushed up interest in electric cars, based on the frequency of customer inquiries.

Data from Auto Trader – online car market – shows that dealers received inquiries about electric vehicles every 1.8 minutes over the weekend, nearly twice the August average. Inquiries about electric vehicles have increased by 36%.

Views of ads for electric vehicles, both new and used, increased, by 28% and 61% respectively. Electric vehicles account for four of the five most viewed new vehicles, with the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Ford Mustang Mach-E taking the top two spots.

A Tesla electric car drives past a line of cars lined up to enter a gas station in Peterborough, England. Photo: Paul Marriott/Rex/Shutterstock

The spike “shows that people aren’t simply flipping through the idea of ​​an electric vehicle, they’re being encouraged to be proactive with their car purchase,” said Ian Plummer, chief commercial officer of the company. Auto Trader speak. Dealers stocking electric vehicles seem to have done “very well,” added Plummer.

When analyzing data on Google, Car Guide found that online searches for electric vehicles in the UK increased by 1,600% on September 24, the day when the thirst for petrol spread across the UK.

Martin Miller, representative of an electric vehicle dealer in Guildford, Surrey, said: “People buy electric cars for environmental reasons, because of cost savings and because of advanced technology. But on Friday (September 24). It’s become one of those times where people say this is the signal we need to switch to electric vehicles.”

Tesla Model 3 - the best-selling electric car in the UK in the first half of 2021. Photo: Autocar

Tesla Model 3 – the best-selling electric car in the UK in the first half of 2021. Photo: Autocar

While the gas stations became a mess because they ran out of stock, electric vehicle dealers happily responded to the interest of potential customers. And when drivers driving cars with internal combustion engines have to wait in line for hours to refuel, even if there is a fight, the electric car riders charge at home.

The UK has pledged to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by the end of 2030 and new hybrids by the end of 2035.

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