Improved Air Quality Could Lead To Rise In Electric Car Sales

The improved air pollution levels during coronavirus lockdown could change car buying habits.

A new study has revealed that there could be a surge in the uptake of electric cars in Britain thanks to the improved air pollution levels during coronavirus lockdown.

The survey by online parking portal discovered that 40 percent of people are now more likely to purchase an EV as a direct result of the improved conditions brought about by the lockdown.

The findings directly correlate with April’s car sales data which, although considerably lower because of the lockdown, saw the Tesla Model 3 (above) as the UK’s best-selling new car, with EVs as a whole taking up a record-high 32 percent of the market.