Young motorists 'considering electric cars'

Young drivers in the UK are more likely to consider changing to electric cars than older people, according to research by an insurance provider.

The study by esure found that 81 per cent of those under 25 would think about driving such a vehicle, which was around 20 per cent higher than the amount of over-55s who would consider the move.

It was also revealed that 65 per cent of motorists may change to an electric car due to the credit crunch and concerns of money.

Mike Pickard, head of risk and underwriting at esure car insurance, said: "With the growing cost of motoring and the pressure of having a greener lifestyle, many motorists are considering alternatives and the electric car is an attractive option.

"It is very cheap to run and you'll never be stung at the petrol pump again."

esure recently also urged those heading abroad to check they are covered for participating in adventure sports.

Research by the company found that ten per cent of Britons wrongly believe all insurance policies cover them for activities like bungee jumping and scuba diving.

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