At the beginning of July 2017, Volvo announced that they will only be making electric or hybrid vehicles as of 2019.

But how will this affect the market?

Changes are already happening, with the Queen mentioning in her speech that petrol stations and motorway services will be required to install electric charge points. On top of this, the government has joined France in a bid to ban petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040.

in correspondence with these 3 different factors, in the past 4 years we have seen a heavy increase in the volume of electric cars on our roads. For example, in 2013 there was only 3,500 electric vehicles on the road, but at the start of August, 2017 there were 108,000 registered plug-in cars in the UK. Even the fleet industry are starting to adapt their fleets with 4,500 registered plug-in vans.

55 plug-in models are currently available in the UK, however only 13,000 charging points are across the whole of the UK. Although BP and Shell have recently announced it will be building charging points into its forecourts.

So what is it exactly that is putting a pause on the “boom” of electric vehicles? We have constructed a list of some of the most popular reasons people don’t sway towards electric vehicles.

However, there are many benefits to electric vehicles that often they outweigh the disadvantages:

There are many reasons to buy electric vehicles, but there are also a few arguments against them too. What are you opinions on the matter? Let us know on Twitter using #ASForElectric or #ASAgainstElectric followed by why you voted the way you did.