THEY are being touted as the transport of the future but electric cars still have a long way to go before more drivers are tempted to buy them.
They are expensive and then there is the issue of recharging points and the time that takes on longer journeys.
No doubt, as with all technology, it will become cheaper, quicker and more efficient over time.
But in these early days people take a lot of convincing to leave a mode of transport they have grown up with, have used for years and feel relatively comfortable to continue using even in these days of spiralling fuel costs.
So it’s promising news that Brighouse renewable energies company Ploughcroft is helping install 1,000 free vehicle charging units – increasing the UK number by 40%.
It’s a start and, surprisingly, the UK has one of the best records in Europe on this, but it seems Ploughcroft will need to be busy setting up the recharging points for years to come before electric cars really start to have a huge impact on the mass market.