Over 55 per cent* of motorists are considering buying an electric car according to new research commissioned by AX.
The study arrives as the accident aftercare specialist launches AX Electric, a new service offering like-for-like replacement vehicles for EV owners following an accident.
The research involving over 2,200 motorists also revealed that currently only one third of drivers would accept an equivalent petrol or diesel model while their car is being repaired; with two thirds expecting to receive the same EV model for the period their own car is off the road.
AX Electric is the first truly like-for-like replacement vehicle service for evs, representing the first of a tranche of EV initiatives planned for 2021 as buyer consideration of evs reaches more than 55 per cent.
The new offering is part of a wider investment in EV infrastructure which will support AX’s rapidly growing fleet of electric vehicles. The programme will see AX cease further expansion of its plug-in hybrid vehicle fleet, to focus and align their fleet in support of the huge swing in BEV sales.
The AX Electric service will be available to drivers through dealers, fleet customers, insurers, AX’s broker partners and a direct offering for personal customers
Scott Hamilton-Cooper, Director of Sales and Operations for AX, said: “AX Electric marks a new step in our history of accelerating change. We are among the very first accident aftercare specialists to commit to reducing our carbon footprint with a dedicated EV offering. Our customers and partners will benefit from our usual exemplary service levels, while also making sure that their customers receive an electric replacement vehicle.
“As well as the new service and an expanding fleet of evs vehicles, we are also investing in infrastructure across our various sites, ensuring we have the charge points to ensure our customers’ – and our own – vehicles are fully charged before driving away.”
Only a third of survey respondents said they would accept a diesel or petrol replacement for their EV and AX Electric solves what will soon become a significant challenge in replacement mobility.
*Article Source www.performancecomms.com