Electric cars have come a long way since the primitive early efforts driven by the oil crises of the 1970s.
The Nissan Leaf, BMW i3 and e-versions of the Focus and Golf have found their way on to the driveways of suburban Britain, while Tesla is busy proving that electric motors don’t have to be dull city-cars.
More and more car manufacturers are launching their own electric vehicle (EV) ranges; charging points are popping up every day; and the government offers incentives to get more of us driving these environmentally greener cars.
But are battery-powered cars ready to go mainstream? And you are you ready to buy one? Here, specialist insurance broker Adrian Flux looks at seven of the most-cited reasons people give for sticking with the internal combustion engine – and seven reasons they may be wrong.
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