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What will accelerate the UK’s EV transition?

What will accelerate the UK’s EV transition?

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This is a digital-only ThinkIn.

The UK has made a good start in the shift to electric vehicles, introducing ambitious targets and incentives for EV adoption. We know that electric vehicles are the future: so what’s delaying the switch? According to Economist Impact’s rEV index, 24% of consumers in the UK intend to buy an EV in the next five years. But what’s stopping the remaining 76%? Affordability, choice, access to ultra-fast charging infrastructure and range anxiety are cited as the biggest barriers. So, with the 2030 deadline looming closer, what steps can the UK take to address these challenges? And what do the potential tipping points towards widespread EV adoption really look like?

editor and invited experts

Giles Whittell
Sensemaker Editor

Dr Ganga Shreedhar
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science, LSE

Mark Earls
Award-winning writer communications and behaviour change expert

Martin Koehring
Senior Manager for Sustainability, Climate Change and Natural Resources, Economist Impact